Tuesday, January 26, 2021
documenting Aurora Aurora Community Moment With Adelyn Carol Stephens

Aurora Community Moment With Adelyn Carol Stephens

The proposed Heritage Conservation District (HCD) is old news today. On Wednesday April 23, 2014 about 200 people gathered at the Town of Aurora Town Hall to speak about the proposed Southeast Old Aurora Heritage Conservation District. There were two sides to the story. Some wanted the Heritage Conservation District in Southeast Old Aurora and some didn’t. After listening to the community comments, Town Council 2010-2014 was left to make the final decision based on what they heard. After deliberating, a decision was made not to move forward with the proposed Heritage Conservation District plan for Southeast Old Aurora.

During the public meeting on April 23, 2014, many voiced their concerns, some being in favour of the HCD and many voiced against the HCD. I sat through the whole meeting that evening. It was a tough decision to make for the Town Council, I thought. Restrictions are good, but having too many can also cause issues down the road.

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” ~ Phyllis Diller

As I mentioned, it is old news today; however, I found this short footage of the meeting, I thought that perhaps I would share it. Every time I watched this clip it made me smile, and I hope it will make you smile too. Regardless of the outcome, and the stress levels that evening, Adelyn Carol Stephens, a long time Town of Aurora resident, made a short and sweet speech that relaxed the atmosphere in the Town Hall. Hope you enjoy hearing it again if you were there that evening. I don’t know Carol, but I often see Carol at the Aurora Farmers’ Market and Artisan Fair and I can see she is a great supporter of the local musicians that play at the Town Park’s band-shell.

Anna Lozyk Romeo
Aurora, ON

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