Mayor’s comments are uncalled for

letter to the editor from Ron Smith - Mayor's comments are uncalled for

To the editor;

Although I am married to a councillor, I want it to be very clear that the opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

Mr. Mayor when are you going to try and be a complete part of the team?

Whether your part of a construction crew, a business, a sports team or a volunteer member of the Fall Fair Committee, or any group, you have to work together to make a winning team.

Ever since you started doing your piece in the local paper you have found ways to criticize staff, council, both past and present without using names.

You managed to publicly degrade staff again last week on page A3, May 29, 2013, Kamloops Daily News, as well as taking shots (without naming names) in your  column “Elected officials and how the voter sees them”, Star Journal, May 30, 2013.

You were lucky enough to join one of Barrieres’ winning teams in November 2011.

This council and staff, and the other teams in Barriere, have gone after every grant possible and have brought in millions of dollars by working as a team.  These grants, and the teams responsible for getting them, have greatly improved our community.

I have watched this council and staff for the last five-and-a-half years give their all at work and volunteering, and they are one hell of team.

Sure they have made mistakes, but the only way to avoid a mistake is to do nothing.

I feel your comments over the last few months are uncalled for.

If you are not willing to work completely with your team maybe we can arrange a trade.

Ron Smith

Barriere, B.C.