LETTERS: Questioning council decisions

It is really hard to believe that our mayor and council can come up almost on a weekly basis with decisions that scream to high heaven.

It is really hard to believe that our mayor and council can come up almost on a weekly basis with decisions that scream to high heaven.

First they voted themselves a substantial increase in wages then they give themselves a gold plated dental and additional medical plan.

By the time the dust has settled it will cost the taxpayers $1-2 million to clean up the Eckhardt Avenue fiasco.

They have plenty of money for legal fees and to design and negotiate the destruction of Skaha Lake Park against the wishes of the Penticton taxpayers — even though they know they can not win this court case.

Council is spending big time to keep the mechanical systems in our beautiful swimming pool going, where the heating system is down on a regular basis and the roof overhang is leaking condensation for the third year in a row. Last year the icicles were two feet long. This building is five years old. Are we paying for all this or is someone held responsible? We sure would like to know.

I could go on and on, but you get the drift.

We have money for all this, but you go to court again with our money to fight the arbitrators decision to grant our firefighters the raises that will put them equal to other firefighters in the valley.

Go figure!

Bernie Strohmann

Penticton