Will the municipal affairs give any consideration to 2500 signatures or 53% of the voting public.
The silent majority are no longer silent.
This from Global TV in Lethbridge
It appears a group of southwest Albertans aren't getting the answer they wanted from the provincial government.
The Crowsnest Pass Ratepayers Association delivered a petition to the Alberta Legislature this week, calling for an intervention into the municipality's council and administration.
"Our petition is 2,500 strong," said Bill Kovach, president of the association, in Edmonton on Thursday. "It's a pretty healthy petition, people have said enough is enough."
Enough of poor expenditures, says the group.
The petition dates back to July, but organizers say it has gained strength since the Blairmore fire chief was dismissed in early October.
Minister Doug Griffiths has already responded to at least one individual. In a letter provided to Global News, Griffiths writes, "I respect the work that the Crowsnest Pass council and administration has done," adding he will, "continue to support their efforts to carry out their legislated responsibilities."
"That sounds very encouraging," said Bruce Decoux, the Crowsnest Pass mayor. "We trust the Minister to make the appropriate decision, and whatever decision he does make, we'll certainly abide by it."
Decoux says the petition concerns him, noting council has to re-clarify its vision. But he adds there is a large "silent majority" of residents in the Pass who support the municipality's work.
"We are, on a daily basis, encouraged by people that have written us private letters," said Decoux. "As far as we're concerned, we have received an immense amount of support."
The Crowsnest Pass Ratepayers Association worries that spending by the municipality can't be sustained in a community where the population is shrinking.
"It makes it very difficult for those of us left to pick up the costs," said Kovach.
Under the Municipal Government Act, Griffiths has 30 days to respond, at which point he can choose whether or not to intervene.
Read it on Global News: Global Lethbridge | Letter from Minister supports Crowsnest Pass council