To the Mayor and Councillors, Municipality of Morinville
COUNCIL 2013 – YOUR FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE
My, those first three months just flew by, didn’t they?
First, I must apologize for my tardiness in producing this letter, and it should more appropriately be titled… “Your First 200 Days In Office”
Here is a well-known fact – Those who toil (and I do mean work bloody hard!) within our Administration dare not even break wind without the direct authorization of our CAO. The terribly sad part is that, apparently, most of you folks are perpetuating our dubious tradition of allowing Administration to drive this bus known as Morinville.
If I recall correctly, all of you in some way, shape or form, campaigned on the principles of “fiscal responsibility”, “open communication”, “role clarity”, “economic development” and “openness and transparency”. Unfortunately, there have been no substantial changes to our modus-operandi and since much of your activity continues to be undertaken behind closed doors, most of the public still has not the slightest idea of how you arrive at the decisions you do tender.
I had initially considered trundling out a list of problems, but decided: “to hell with it…” Examples of ‘things not right’ are so numerous and have been presented so many times in the past that to reiterate them would be a useless exercise. Should any of you wish to discuss any of this with me – you know how to contact me. I remain confident however, that this will never happen.
So… Chief Administrative Officer – you have won. Your comment to us during our little coffee meeting just prior to the first Coeur de Morinville Open House has proven true after all. Remember? You said, and I quote, “this is MY town”.
It has been fun over the past couple of years and I truly wish you the best of luck going forward.
Citizen and Taxpayer