The City of Merritt was patching a bump on River Ranch Road on May 20 in front of Tim Horton's, as there was a complaint about it to the mayor. How can a complaint from one resident get so much attention, when multiple complaints from a volume of people get ignored? What makes this one person so special?
For this one bump, there were three to four city workers, two traffic control people, two dump trucks, three paving crews, a packer, and a backhoe. This I know inconvenienced all of the patrons at Tim Horton's (as Tim Horton's was blocked off at one entrance), as well as the owners and people going to the other stores. All of this for a very minimal bump at the corner of River Ranch Road and Irvine that didn't bother the majority of the travelling public; all of this because someone complained about it.
I wonder what the final tally for this project was, as I, too, am a taxpayer, and I know there are far more important roads and projects that could be done with my tax dollars. This was a total waste of mine and the people of Merritt's money for Mayor Susan Roline to squander.
If you were going to fix something, it should be the exit/entrance from McDonald's, as many people bottom out there.
For all of you reading this, and those that were inconvenienced, you should let your thoughts be known formally to the city by way of letter or email or fax, as you never know, this may happen again.
As a final note to Mayor Roline, I would like something to be done with Armstrong Street, as the road is in bad shape, needs a sidewalk (as many families live on that narrow road and walk with their young children), and needs more upgrades done, as well as many other roads in our city. I am one person; please fix this as you did for that one person.