Money spent on truck could have been put to better use
Re: “Rocky View County Council Briefs: Parade truck upgrades,” June 12
The allotted $10,000 to restore an old ‘56 Chevy for parades with Rocky View County (RVC) funds is an amazing waste of money.
Use that money to fix all the potholes in the county or pay a rebate for those who have to change their tires more than once a year due to the potholes that still haven’t been taken care of in the county to date.
The second best idea is to take that $10,000 and invest it into a savings account allocated for the rental of privately owned classic and antique vehicles, that people who live in the county own, to be used in the parade instead.
Maybe a $50 rental for the day and someone gets to show off their restored vehicle instead of spending it all on one old jalopy that needs a restoration.
If RVC did that, they could have 200 years of parades to look forward to with the money in the savings account instead of wasting it on one vehicle. Being community oriented and not self-centered is what governing bodies should be doing anyway.
N. Greenwood, Cochrane