By Stan Ashbee
Sunny South News
In October, many local municipalities are looking at adding items to plebiscites during the upcoming municipal elections, so residents can chime in on specific issues and vote.
One plebiscite item being considered in the county is if rural residents would be in favour of toll booths set up along primary and secondary highways throughout the county. Monies raised would go towards a new amusement park to be built near Park Lake dedicated to farming and agriculture and would be called, “Ag-tastic Ags-plorations.”
Another item being considered for Coaldale residents, aside from the VLTs plebiscite vote, is the notion residents can no longer wear their sunglasses at night, similar to the hit Canadian classic by Corey Hart.
An item for Picture Butte being considered is the implementation of mandatory life-sized garden gnomes holding slogan signs in each and every yard. The slogans would include “Picture Butte is the bees knees” and “Honk, if you’re Butte-y.”
In Nobleford, village residents can ponder the idea of a round-a-bout museum to be built in a central location, to celebrate and preserve all things round-a-bout-y. The museum will feature pictures of round-a-bouts and traffic circles from around the world.
For Barons residents, the idea is to forever commemorate the filming of a Superman movie scene there. Residents will be required to wear capes and shirts with a big “B” on them whenever walking throughout the community and it would be mandatory for students to run faster than a speeding bullet.
Of course, all these items will be finalized Apr. 1 — otherwise known as April Fools’ Day.