I am confused! It was reported that four council members were opposed to the purchase
of the Quint fire truck and yet they went on to a unanimous vote to purchase it.
If my math is correct they could have not supported the bylaw and stopped the purchase
of this piece of equipment as council would not have a quorum. They could have said
to remove it from the bylaw and then support the remainder of the bylaw.
It appears to me they are only paying lip service to the public but not really doing
their position its just dues. In my books this is very hypocritical thus making them
hypocrites. When are we going to see council members with the intestinal fortitude
to stand up for themselves and their constituents. Whether this piece of equipment
is needed at this time is very subjective and should be looked at further. Lets slow
things down a bit and not over commit our moneys all at once. Our taxes are going
up fast enough as it is.
John L Bolt.