Soundoff for Nov. 2, 2003 |

Soundoff for Nov. 2, 2003

No snowmobiles

I am calling in reference to the article about snowmobiles being approved possibly in the town of Oak Creek. Last year, they were being ridden in town anyway with no repercussions. There were no lights on them. They were being ridden up and down the streets and jumped over hills late at night. They were an accident waiting to happen. I totally disagree with the town of Oak Creek’s decision. Please reconsider and do the right thing.

Roads are a mess

I have a comment about Oak Creek. I think it’s great that the chief of police has a new car that we know will start in the winter and get where it needs to get in the winter. But what about the roads? If there is money for a new car, why are the streets in such disrepair? They are just a mess, and I don’t know how long that new police car will last driving on these roads.

Code enforcement?

I was just wondering if there is still code enforcement in Oak Creek. There are trash cans that sit on the curb all day every day. I thought there was a city ordinance against that. And how many tickets were issued for snowmobiling last year? I saw it happen quite frequently, but I don’t think there was ever a ticket.

Thanks for forums

I want to thank the Pilot & Today and KRMR radio for their candidate forums. I also want to thank you for bringing to the attention of your readers that the water commission doesn’t think it’s important to tape its meetings. This discussion is too important not to keep detailed records.

Water commission fiasco

What a public relations fiasco. City Council set up this water commission to study water consolidation. They were to study the good and the bad of two water systems, consider all aspects and come to consensus with a proposal to be brought to council. Several points come to mind. First, 8 to 10 a.m. meetings when most people are working. Second, the meeting room is not conducive to resident participation. Third, dates for the meetings should be published. And fourth, the public could and should demand fair and unbiased taped minutes.

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