City can save money by thinking before planting
Re: Christopher Foulds’ column of Feb. 12 (‘There are ways to save some money at city hall’):
In spite of being quite new to Kamloops, having lived here for only eight years, it is surprising to see the zealous polarization of public opinion to every issue that surfaces and gets addressed by city council.
I think what has happened is that people who have lived here for longer than me and who are now sitting on council have become jaded to predictable public reaction and vote in favour of projects with little thought as to impact of future costs.
I would say quit planting deciduous trees throughout the city.
Did council address the annual cost of piping and infrastructure of water lines to keep the trees from dying in the heat of summertime?
Not to mention diverting perfectly good drinking water to the trees, which I understand is considered an issue important enough for council to decide on water metering.
Kamloops is situated in an arid climatic area.
Yet the city continues to plant new lawns and flower beds, which will require weekly mowing, watering and maintenance.