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Archive for Monday, February 18, 2013

Letter: City costs

February 18, 2013

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To the editor:

I must be missing something. During a Feb. 12 study session, the City Commission discussed a plan to increase residential water and sewer bills by more than $500 over the next five years to fund infrastructure upgrades. During their regular meeting that evening, commissioners also told staff to ignore the lowest bids and negotiate a recycle contract with a company that is not currently in the recycling industry. They don’t even have a recycling plant.

No matter what a person thinks about the city billing them for a mandatory recycling service, the commission’s thought process is beyond my comprehension. And to make matters worse, the commissioners reportedly never reviewed or considered a proposal that might save the city between $250,000 and $500,000 in annual trash service costs.

I am confused about the way the commissioners look at our city, but one thing is clear to me: Election Day can’t get here soon enough.

Comments

skinny 1 year, 10 months ago

I think it is time we change our form of City Government as this is not working! We need people that know what they are doing and will do it with the tax payer’s limited monies in mind!

FlintlockRifle 1 year, 10 months ago

Skinny, you have that correct, the little town of a few years ago, has grown into a city

Richard Heckler 1 year, 10 months ago

One thing is certain. If Amyx and Chestnut return don't expect anything new or different.

We need 3 people to offset the two who are not leaving office as yet.

I'm ready to give Rost/Soden/Criqui an opportunity. These are the three that strike me as no close Chamber thinking connections. Yet still possess the capabilities to make practical decisions.

I believe Hamm's is no longer locally owned per se. Deffenbaugh was taken over by a group from Belgium..... perhaps own Hamm's as well???

Personally I am happy to keep employing Sunflower recycling.

Eileen Jones 1 year, 10 months ago

I am sorry they ran the place at 11th & Haskell out of business. That was a great center and I loved taking my recycling there.

David Reynolds 1 year, 10 months ago

This is just another example of a city that thinks it can do anything it wants & tell us how we need to do things. This commission is shoving their recycling agenda on the citizens not allowing us to recycle based on what & the way we think is best. They say they support local businesses but here they drive them out of business.

This commission needs to be voted out. Just make sure you vote only for candidates that respect we citizens, and who are not willing to waste our tax dollars on questionable projects.

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