Milner cairn a 'feel good' idea
Editor: Langley Township council has voted $80,000 for a cairn and park in Milner, to commemorate the location of where the heritage church used to be. A few years ago, the church was restored and moved a short distance from the original site.
I think that a plaque or marker referencing the previous site would be more effective and cheaper. The current church site is more pedestrian-friendly and pleasant than the $80,000 project, inches away from a highway. I think one gets a better sense of the history by seeing the church, rather than looking at a patch of ground with one eye while the other eye watches traffic.
If council would not take its pay hike for this year, and only claim half of the $50,000 of expenses council members claimed from the coffers last year, then $80,000 or more can easily be found for this feel-good, ineffective initiative.