I ATTENDED the City of Bayswater’s meeting regarding the special meeting of council for the appointment of council members to the various committees.
Your reporter may have given you a summary of the happenings, but I was disappointed at some of the views held by some of the councillors toward the volunteer members of these long-standing committees.
Therefore, here is my ode.
Sally Palmer, Noranda
YOU that delight in a City’s tale
Come listen to this and you will wail.
For come the first meeting of all of the council
To show their support of all the people.
An agenda of meetings was offered to all
committees involving the young and the old.
Instead, this agenda was a devilish trick
To rid the City of the people’s link.
Instead, it’s advised to defer or disband
And for every motion, up went a hand.
No people wanted for skating or trikes
No volunteers needed for seniors or parks.
Defer or disband was the call of the night
And councillors voted as was their own right.
Let’s save us a dollar and boot out the people
No volunteers needed ” no need for the people.
No need for the people ” young or old
No need for the councillors ” oddly cold.
But Terry and Barry and Alan kept going
Fighting for people ” still fighting for people.