To the Editor:
In response to the article IRRIGATION VOTE A WASTE OF MONEY.
First of all letís talk about a waste of money. How about the over $10,000 worth of utility bills that had to be written off or the $206,000 and counting that the citizens of Colman have put into the golf course.
I never said the irrigation system was a waste of money. What I said was the money could be better spent elsewhere.
Some people seem to think the reason I took the petition out was because of the grant - not true. The reason I took out the petition was the part of the resolution that said the city will pay a minimum of 50% of the cost of the the system. The way the resolution was published in the paper was never voted on by the city council. I have on tape some of the council members stating this in a council meeting. The resolution was brought to their attention after I filed the petition.
The application was received by the LWCF on August 13, 2012. The resolution was published in the paper on August 20, 2012. The resolution would not even go in to effect until 20 days after it was published in the paper. So was this resolution or the application for the grant even legal?
According to the Secretary of State office this resolution did not pass because it was a tie.
Being able to vote, be it a city, state or national election is a right we have as Americans. Should we not be able to vote or take out petitions on things that we do not agree on that our city council is doing?
Call or knock on your council members door and let them know what kind of job you think they are doing or not doing. Come to meetings they are on the 2nd Monday of every month.