Council continues to wreak "havoc with the lives of residents"

Council’s mistreatment of volunteers

A reader here just brought it to my attention that after months and months of trying to get residents here to volunteer for community boards council has finally succeeded in filling some of them. Albeit, as my reader states by way of comment on a previous post…

Anonymous said…
Going off topic. I see a few of the boards got filled. I predicated that they would use friends and family and that is what they have done. They snubbed John Prince as was expected.This is how council stays in control over everything.There will be no big impact from the new EDB. They may as well just go and get the report from the previous group, they actually had some good ideas.And it does not matter anyway unless council is willing to follow through with some of the recomendations.

You can read about the board appointments here…

MCNP Board and Committee appointments (pages 7 & 8)


Comment:

As some of you may know the Economic Development Board (EDB) is one that I applied to sit on in order to assist council in trying to turn things around here on the economic front. The EDB consists of seven (7) members at large and one (1) council representative (Brian Gallant).

It must have been tough for Brian and council to finally arm-wrestle residents here to get at least eight (8) applicants in order to ensure they could exclude those they did not want, while trying at the same time to make the case to residents here that with over 2/3rds the way through their mandate that they really are serious about taking constructive action (no matter how much it hurts) on our economic front by ensuring they got the best people possible to sit on this board.

I personally find this hard to believe and think instead that by their self-serving actions: nepotism, cronyism, knowledge of the community’s general disengagement and lack of interest and desire to sit on their boards because of this council’s dismal track record with respect to perceived mistreatment of volunteers by them in the past, by their ostracisms and exclusions, by their fear of those they perceive as a threat on the political front, that they will continue to wreak havoc with residents lives in this community until their term is done… and we are finally done with them.

The dye has been cast.

 

Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.

from John Prince
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17 Responses to Council continues to wreak "havoc with the lives of residents"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Found this odd with all the “items” going on…

    PUBLIC INPUT
    No public input.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Maybe it is because they don’t listen so why bother?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nothing from the ratepayers yet. They were there right.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ratepayers meeting is next Wednesday December 5th.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Funny how it said no delegations were in attendance. The Ratepayers were there.

  6. Anonymous says:

    You would think the ratepayers would keep updating their facebook.

  7. Anonymous says:

    It was updated the other day with the time date and place of the next meeting. If there is nothing to report then what do you want to see on there? Why are you being so critical? Are you a council member trying to stir up trouble?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Are any of us surprised by this…. Isn’t the entire Municipal Office just one big happy family. Seems the majority in Administration are friends of friends, of friends of friends. Members of committees…. friends, spouses,etc. Are they not making sure all their eggs are in one basket? Nothing dumb about these people.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Just a little note of interest. Did the public know that Administration hired a firm from Lethbridge to supply our public works with coveralls, etc. A submission was forwarded by a local business to supply the above. Nothing like keeping the Municipality’s business local.

  10. Anonymous says:

    This is one of the topics for the Public Ratepayers meetings. Updates on facebook will be done on a regular basis. Thank you for commenting on this important matter.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t help to attend some of these meetings as Council never has facts and figures. Always forthcoming from Thompson.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Regarding:
    Are any of us surprised by this…. Isn’t the entire Municipal Office just one big happy family. Seems the majority in Administration are friends of friends, of friends of friends. Members of committees…. friends, spouses,etc. Are they not making sure all their eggs are in one basket? Nothing dumb about these people.

    Why doesn’t a new council think about putting in a nepotism clause. That would fix all the relatives, and friends and friends and cousins and whatever getting jobs all the time.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous 6:31 PM

    That would only work in a place where everyone was not related in some way to everyone else. Too many living here that are related to each other.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous 6:31 PM

    “That would only work in a place where everyone was not related in some way to everyone else. Too many living here that are related to each other.”

    It is time to impliment a study and inherant policy to attract more out-of-towners. This inbreeding must stop! You do have a point. :)

  15. Anonymous says:

    These are VERY ignorant comments on your part small town communities are home based families LIKE EVERY OTHER COMMUNITY..ignorance obviously is bliss!!! Typical of those people who love to create issues and yet you most likely grew up in a small town..you must be the inbreeding type!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Well, maybe it would be hard to implement, but I do think that anyone working right underneath someone SHOULD NOT BE RELATED.

  17. Anonymous says:

    8.33 you are rite on this one ignorant whit a very big I very simple to hire people put a ad in the paper make it public any excuses is horse shit from the old gray MARE

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