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February 17, 2014

You Said It: About missed deadlines, zip lines and pet messes

Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled by responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

State reverts budget to 2013 levels because of a missed deadline and this will cost the city thousands of dollars. (Article published Feb. 8, 2014)

  • “How can council president Pam Jones make such a huge blunder sound like she’s doing the people a favor? ‘The action by the council will save taxpayers money...’ I’m all for lower tax rates, but I’d like honesty out of our elected officials as well.”
  • “And the majority of these people have been elected time and time again, and STILL don’t know the guidelines for the budget by the State Board of Accounts?”

THB: If this is not a perfect reason to vote some people out of these positions, we don’t know what is.

Assistance provided to the elderly and disabled at other gas stations as the only full-service station in town closed. (Feb. 10)

  • “Pay Less fuel centers will also assist disabled, elderly, or others in need of assistance. I go out and pump gas for them frequently.”

THB: It’s good that other merchants realize that in a town with an aging population that some customers need a helping hand.

White River Paintball investing $1 million to install seven zip lines and three bridges at their facility on New Columbus Road making it one of the largest in the Midwest. (Feb. 12)

  • “WEEEEeeeeee............”

THB: What a great addition to the county’s entertainment choices.

A Herald Bulletin editorial opined that pet owners need to step up and clean up after their pets as a new proposed ordinance would fine those who don’t. (Feb. 14)

  • “Gee, Councilman Bibbs, when can we expect the CITY COUNCIL to start picking up after the geese at the park?”

THB: All jokes and snide comments aside, it is just common sense and the right thing to do. Sames goes for the dirty diapers often found in parking lots as well as the other trash folks just throw to the ground. This is where you live, keep it clean.

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