I am writing to publicly express my thanks to members of our outgoing town council.
During their term in office our mayor and council worked together as a well-managed team.
Old jobs got done and new projects were brought forward and completed.
Tough decisions were made in a challenging economic time. Taxpayers were consulted on many issues.
From personal experience, I know that feedback often resulted in action or change.
Some council decisions and actions were controversial, but it is a sign of how good our choice of council members was that they showed integrity and determination to get things done.
It’s a tough job these people took on and the many, many hours they invested in the community far surpasses any stipend they received.
We as Canadians often gloat about our system of democracy. Then, using our freedom of speech, we go on to treat our elected representatives almost cannibalistically.
If we don’t vote or if we choose poorly, we only have ourselves to blame for questionable results. This time around we chose well.
So please take the time to look up our fellow citizens who took their own time to lead and guide our community and thank them for their efforts.