I haven't got the actual wording of the motion regarding the Weeper but from what I can gather council has voted (not Garth ) to direct staff into looking at alternative funding possibilities for the statue that aren't from local taxation .I hope council realizes that all RMI and grant money is from taxpayers somewhere.There seems to be an attitude that RMI or grant money is more freely spent than money from local taxation.Every minute of staff time that is spent on this ridiculous pursuit costs the taxpayer !!
What will happen when a group of citizens want council to erect a statue to Beef (Terry Johnson) or Epor (Derek Russel) or Ratso (Randy Steenhill) ? Will all council business be put on hold while hours of discussion are spent on these proposals ?
Maybe council should consider a statue of Bob Wingen ,Hilmar Wingen and Tom Wingen by Wingen Lane ?
A statue of Katie Monks across from the Hippie Bakery might be nice.......Maybe a tribute to Dennis Singleton at the corner of First and Main ?? How about a replica of the Stubbs Isle at the Village Green ?
I'm sure everyone would like to see something.....maybe we should all write to council with our ideas and present as delegations until we get our way or this whole nonsense stops !!!