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June 11, 2013

You Said It: About web designers, Courtyard Apartments and more

About website designers, children, apartments, gas prices

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

Anderson hires Kansas firm to design new city website (Article published May 30)

◆ “Wow, there is NOBODY in Madison County or the entire state of Indiana who can create a website?”

◆ “The city has used a webmaster for the last 10+ years. Cost of a webmaster for 3 years (salary and benefits) = $150,000. Savings to the community over 3 years using this solution = $80,000. Makes a lot more sense when we get all the numbers.”

◆ “I like this move but after the contract is up the city will still need a webmaster. It can’t go unmanaged.”

THB: The firm hired is a leading developer of government websites and community engagement software, according to the city, and has designed pages for Fishers, Warsaw, Hobart and Valparaiso. Let’s see what they got.

The Courtyard Apartments wants to change its reputation, undergoes improvements. (June 4)

◆ “These apartments, like many in the city, could have been maintained and would not be in the shape they are in. The owners just don’t want to keep them up. Then they end up spending mountains of money to rehab them.”

THB: Maintenance is the key to any property, whether it be a school, an apartment complex, a city building or a home. This particular apartment complex has changed owners several times over the years.

A 5-year-old girl was hurt when she fell off a scooter her 10-year-old brother was driving. (June 3)

◆ “Why are kids driving these things? They have no license, they have no clue of the rules of the road and what is really sad is they have no insurance! I was behind two kids (about 10 and 12) on Columbus Avenue two days ago in a golf cart and there were about 10 cars backed up behind them. Here’s the rub, the car right behind them was APD and he did nothing! Does one of these babies have to get killed before someone, or anyone, does something about the babies driving motorized vehicles down the roads without training, licenses, insurance or anything that we taxpayers have to pay. I certainly hope not!”

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