Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Don't take your guns to town, son
Leave your guns at home, Billy
Don't take your guns to town... - Johnny Cash
Excuse the humour here but I think Billy Kovach and the rest of us Ratepayers would like nothing better than to shoot up the town right now. Judge for yourself, by reading Bill's Letter to the Editor (not available on-line) below, that's in this week's Pass Herald.
An update from the ratepayers
We finally got a reply from the Minister. It was dated October 29th, 2012 and is identical to the letters sent out to the rest of the people who wrote to him only ours is an original signed by Griffiths. It was mailed on Nov. 1st the day we delivered the petition to Edmonton.
What is real disturbing about this whole thing is the Minister states they do not play a role on settling disagreements about matters that are the responsibility of the local government and the electors. So WHY does the MG Act allow us to do so?
He also states he supports council's efforts to carry out their legislated responsibilities.
I thought an elected government was to be responsible to the electorate but I guess I'm wrong.
If you get elected in Alberta you can establish your own agenda and dictate whatever you want to your electorate. AND, we will like it even if it hurts.
It's frustrating, the whole thing stinks right from the regime here in the Pass to the Minister in Edmonton.
I feel we have to reply to his letter but maybe we should wait until we get an acknowledgement they received the petition. What do you think?
I also got an e-mail from Pat Stier asking to keep him posted and if there was any way he could help.
Finally, Mr. Headrick and his fire chief should hang their heads in shame and leave town.
I haven't heard that much BS since he spoke at our meeting with council at MDM. Where do we find these guys?
As for Marion's report on Rum Runners, she sure made it look rosy.
If I heard her correctly it still cost us $44,000.00 according to her figures.
Comment: I too received a letter from the Minister dated October 29th that was mailed on November 1st. Therefore, Bill, I believe you have a form letter like the rest of us and as such need not worry yet that the Minister and our provincial government has abandoned us to 'Pompous Bruce' and his band of miscreants both on council and in administration. In this regard, I believe we need to wait for an official position with respect to the petition that you and members of the board of the Ratepayers Association delivered to Edmonton.
p.s. I might add more to this after dinner... For now, I gots to eat. ;-)
Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.