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QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES
As citizens of our community you have all taken the time to run for public office. I would salute your dedication to our town ,this is a noble effort. We have many dedicated people who serve our town in the capacity as volunteers and in grass root roles also.This facilitates a growing strong based community well placed for the future.
A growing trend has developed in our town that I hope will change with this new Mayor and council. We see our local politicians setting themselves up as the elite of our community. You sometimes forget that the decisions you make directly affect the lives of the people you serve. You are elected to a term in office and basically are untouchable during this time.
A great Alberta politician ” Ralph” once stated you get hired by being elected to do a job. You get fired for not doing that job during election time.
So folks we all know what the job of the mayor is, he sets the tone of the council and administration. He basically is the booster of the community. We want to know what the council did during this term.
To all incumbents: What grass roots projects did you work on?
Do not just list your committee meetings. How did you help the community? Did you plant trees, help paint a playground, fund raise for new playground equipment, help the scouts sell trees, sell cotton candy for the library, pick up trash in the empty lots, cut the weeds down in our vacant lots, paint graffiti over etc. Our volunteers ,who are unpaid often complete these random acts of kindness. We even have kids that shovel snow for our seniors for free. You folks are being paid ,what did you do for us? Show us you really love this town and its people.
We have not heard from our council members or even seen them most of this term. I will make exception for Paul, his effort in our town and around our town is and has been noted. Great job Paul, you really do love our town and care about the people.
We are tired of our local politicians setting themselves off as the “elite”. If you are their for the free meals and the fancy necklaces of office, tell us. We would like to see our politicians come to the table with sleeves rolled up and ready to make our town a great place to live and work. Work as hard as our volunteers and employees.
You are trying to keep your job and not get “fired” tell us what you did.?
What are you going to do in the future?