I was hurt by the accusations made by this (supposed) Beiseker resident, whom I have yet to meet.
- "[Beiseker] has no full time fire department." I think we've addressed this first concern in my blog post a few days ago. One anonymous commenter and I have discussed that a little further on that blog post, too - please scroll down to get those comments.
- "[Beiseker] has no ambulance service." Beiseker is in the same situation here as every other Alberta municipality. The ambulance services right across Alberta have been taken over by the province! The service which we joined (The Kneehill Ambulance Service in Three Hills) was disbanded and is now part of the huge mega system run by Alberta Health Services. We have little or no say on how this new entity operates. Please refer this concern to the provincial government.
- "We haven't fixed a "hole" in the middle of town for a year." Over the past few days I have driven every street and laneway in Beiseker, and I have yet to find the hole to which you refer. Please give us an address of the nearest property so we may check out your concern.
- "The Town should be audited." Actually, the Village of Beiseker is audited every spring by an independent auditor. Those findings are published in a report presented to council usually in April. The provincial Ministry of Municipal Affairs is also informed of the results of that audit. More information about the annual audit is available to all rate payers at the Village Office.