The Herald Bulletin

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Opinion

March 11, 2013

You Said It: About annexation, clearing roads and guns in schools

ANDERSON, Ind. — 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 board.

THB editorial: Road crews, motorists react well to March snowstorm. (Article published March 7.)

  •  “Now how about getting these potholes all over the city filled, use the wheel tax money they have been collecting.”

THB:  Let’s hope once the weather warms up the city and county will be on pothole patrol; there’re some big ones out there.

Seventeen square miles of land in the southwest part of Madison County, including Indiana 13 from County Road 400 South to I-69, are included in Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith’s proposed annexation as part of a new growth initiative for the city. (Feb. 8)

  • “The SW annex is mostly farm land. The NE annex is a mix, with a very large percentage of the people in that area living in housing additions. I no longer live in Anderson OR the NE annex area, but I think for Anderson’s sake they should still pull the people in this area back into the city, as most of them are people who moved there just to avoid city taxes anyway. Hopefully he goes through with it regardless the implications for his political career. The extra income may be enough to turn the city around and actually help his numbers regardless of having angered those people. The SW annexation should be dropped entirely though. Anderson doesn’t have the infrastructure to support people that far outside of city limits.”
  •  “Why does the annexation have to take place before “luring new manufacturing businesses?” The ground where Nestlé sits was voluntarily annexed after the deal was struck.”
  •  “Living in a city environment/atmosphere?” Less than 10% receive the utilities the presentation claimed (it is being ‘reworked’ to make it ‘accurate’) and there isn’t a supermarket or gas station in the area Smith plans to annex. Kind of like NYC, huh, Hinkle? Smith is looking for tax dollars and head count since he thinks all those rich Republicans will vote for him in the next election if he annexes their homes/farms into the city. When pigs fly!

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    July 30, 2014

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