Just back from a much needed break this past weekend and I am raring to get back into some sane discussion relating to what’s happening around Havre. I was sent a query as to “what is up with the Mayors new Annexation committee?” At last Tuesday’s council meeting Mayor Tim appointed a committee that will deal with future annexation, growth, development planning, and zoning issues such as the recent request for a permit for a medical marijuana grower, and the request by Councilperson Pam Hillary to look into an ordinance that would ban strippers in the City of Havre. The committee appointments were Woody Woodwick, Pam Hillary, Andrew Brekke, and Janet Tretheway. Mayor Tim also appointed Tretheway as chairman of this committee.
We at the Corrector applaud Mayor Tim for appointing a permanent committee to continue to deal with annexation of adjacent properties but we find it odd that the newcomer to the council, Democrat Janet Tretheway, would be appointed chairman over the Republican council person that spearheaded the committee the last two years, Andrew Brekke. The Corrector advocates that we do what is best for the City as a whole and it would appear that the person with the most knowledge and experience has been passed over strictly because he is of the opposing political party than the Mayor. Come on Mayor Tim – You can do better. The City’s work is not about Democrats and Republicans, but the taxpayers in the City limits.
Of course, aside from the annexation issues, maybe they will be seeking some volunteers to review the problem strippers and to do some taste testing to make certain this “medical” marijuana is safe for the general public? I am sure we have some readers that would be willing to get involved!