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Sound Off -- July 4, 2014

Take from one to give to the other

Perhaps the Brandon city manager could give up some of his very healthy salary to compensate for the increase in the firefighters’ wage increase. My taxes are going up but my wages are not keeping up! So hopefully we could find cost savings from some of these city employees who are very well paid to pay for our firefighters.

Time to freeze them out

Well, with the wages that our city employees are receiving and our never-ending tax increases, I think now is the time for our mayor and city council to implement a “wage tax freeze” for the next two years. Especially for the fire department and police department. They are a little ridiculous compared with other wages around town.

No need for arbitration board

It's about time to get rid of our “arbitration board.” It only sees that the “city’s top wage earners” keep getting above normal wage increases. Let our firefighters apply elsewhere, if they will. There are lots of firefighters graduating every year, right here in the city of Brandon.

We need a sign

Can we please have crosswalk signage or a four-way stop put in at the intersection of Lakeview Drive, Aberdeen Avenue and 34th Street before someone is seriously injured?

Corporate greed or hog shortage … good observation!

The initial story, in my view, is a pretense by the Pork Council for building more barns, without the cost of managing their manure properly. Although pork prices have shot up 25 per cent (bacon), Maple Leaf had to make some money adjustments to set up the financial books. One day off a month was the easy way to do it, and the province gets the blame. A saving of about $1 million over a three-month period.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 4, 2014

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Take from one to give to the other

Perhaps the Brandon city manager could give up some of his very healthy salary to compensate for the increase in the firefighters’ wage increase. My taxes are going up but my wages are not keeping up! So hopefully we could find cost savings from some of these city employees who are very well paid to pay for our firefighters.

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Perhaps the Brandon city manager could give up some of his very healthy salary to compensate for the increase in the firefighters’ wage increase. My taxes are going up but my wages are not keeping up! So hopefully we could find cost savings from some of these city employees who are very well paid to pay for our firefighters.

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