The City of Victoria has been sitting on an offer to remove derelict boats from the Selkirk waterway for free, says a former councillor.
“It’s a lack of political will. [That] is what we’re witnessing here,” said Shellie Gudgeon, who is exasperated by the city’s seeming unwillingness to take action to remove the boats.
On Wednesday, Gudgeon released a March 2014 letter from Ralmax Properties president Ian Maxwell in which he offered to remove the boats as a gift to the city. Ralmax Properties is part of Ralmax Group of Companies, which also owns Ellice Recycle and Point Hope Maritime shipyard.