Town’s parade float truck is AWOL

Where is the truck currently stored, and what is currently being done to it?

Dear Editor:

I quote Mayor Dale Barr’s comments in the Rimbey Review of Dec.2, 2008, as to the purchase of a truck as a parade float.

“We have gone and seen it,” he said. “It does need a bit of work yet, to be honest, but considering what year it is, it’s in fairly good shape and certainly meets safety standards for normal summertime driving so we know we have something that can get us from Point A to Point B with very little work right now.”

As we are currently nearly through the second parade season since this purchase was made and as yet the citizens of Rimbey have not seen evidence of its presence at any of the community parades, I am starting to wonder what exactly was the purpose of such purchase from Chicoutimi, Que.?

Where is the truck currently stored, and what is currently being done to it? What are the true costs of the truck? What were the costs of taking the mayor and a consultant to Chicoutimi to view and then purchase the vehicle? Why has this item not been seen by the people for whom it was purchased, and for the purported reason it was purchased? What is the truth?

Has the mayor any answers to these questions?

Jim Moore

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