Re: Keith McNeill’s July 5th letter, “Now is the time to buy Dutch Lake property for a park before prices spike.”

Editor, The Times:

I see, Keith, that you have become Clearwater’s newest real estate speculator!

You seem to have your thumb on the heartbeat of market trends! I hate to disappoint you but your name in print doesn’t get me overly excited; it’s people coming up with hair-brained ideas that get me overly excited.

That is also one of the leading contributors to “grumpy old man syndrome”!

I addressed my last letter to you because it very much resembled an editorial you wrote a few months ago. Your letter mentions that you are collecting names on a petition to take to Clearwater Council.

And you stated that your petition is available for signing at Home Hardware, Wells Gray Inn, and the Clearwater Times Office. I notice that you didn’t mention the fact that you also have a booth set up for signatures at Buy Low Foods. Some petition!

When I looked at the signatures there, there were names of people from Germany and all over hell’s half acre. Let’s see now … the world’s population is in excess of 6 billion, so your petition’s signatures would number approximately 2 gazillionth of one-half of one percent! (I’m as good at mathematics as Keith is at being a real estate promoter).

Not long ago, Clearwater Council stated that the district has too many parks and that it is considering selling some of them off and using the proceeds for other projects.

If one of those is to purchase land to make a park, the Council would surely become known as the “Clearwater District Council Magicians.” Their best act would be to take people’s hard earned tax dollars and make them disappear.

I think the name is appropriate because they already have a councillor named Merlin!

Jim Lamberton

The Rambling Man

Clearwater

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