Seven minds are better than one.
That is the thoughts of Town of Peace River Councillor, Byron Schamehorn, who is bringing forward a motion for a discussion on a letter sent by Mayor Tom Tarpey to Premier Jason Kenney.
The motion was carried and the letter will be on council’s agenda in March.
Following last night’s council meeting, the Trending 55 Newsroom reached out to Schamehorn and asked him why the motion was brought forward.
“I think it is important that it comes to the entirety of council,” says Schamehorn, who points out that the letter was sent without council’s approval.
In the letter, Tarpey asks Kenney to consider an investment in a wood processing facility at Mercer Peace River, which is also Tarpey’s employer.
The estimated cost of the project is $69.9 million.
Schamehorn was quick to point out that the project seems like a good idea.
“It’s a great opportunity for the region,” he says.
“But I believe if it is handled as well as it can be; so with the wisdom of seven is much better.”
The letter will be on the agenda for March’s council.
– Kenny Trenton, Trending 55 Newsroom