Thoughts on PDAP, snow removal PDF Print
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Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:29

Dear Editor,
I haven’t been writing lately, had more important matters on my plate for some time. Although the flood from June, 2010 is old news, the matter of the settlements just seems to have no good solution for some. Many that have settled seem satisfied, some received little and others it seems received more than they should have.
Is there no consistency with PDAP? I understand that there are some businesses that have received little to nothing. Businesses bring money, jobs and tourists in. What are they thinking? I understand there should be some depreciation on some things, but how does gyproc depreciate? This depreciation is an item we should be using with our government, with this we would be paying little to our MPs and premier.
If this flood would have affected our MP or premier, I’m sure they would have been compensated quickly. From my point of view, PDAP seemed to be ill-prepared for the floods we had in Sask. But, you know what gets my goat, in September there were hundreds of people protesting that we, (Canada) are not doing enough for their country that was flooded. I did not see or hear of any money coming from them to Saskatchewan, Alberta or down in the Maritimes where it is needed. The best way to help these people is to send them back where they came from. We do two things – help their country and help ours.
The only other thing I would like to comment on is the bonuses that some of the towns personnel received. I agree they did a good job, but isn’t doing a good job part of their hiring practice? If you are hired to do a job you should do it. It would be different if our taxes didn’t go up, so how do you explain bonuses to the taxpayer? On the other hand, I must say that the town is doing an excellent job on trying to keep the main streets clear of snow.
That’s the way I see it.
Gov’t Pain,
Walter Arnold

 
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