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Raises for city workers not in west side’s best interest

Register • May 20, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Raises for salaried employees and improvements to Water Street.


Where did this money suddenly come from?

And yet there is not enough money to keep the Venice Road Fire Station open full time?

So it is obvious, the city commissioners believe the needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many. In this case the welfare of the residents, businesses, nursing homes, churches and schools located on the west side. So west-enders better hope their medical or fire emergency comes on a day the station is open.

Wow. How can a person plan that? 

Shame on you for breaking a promise made to the west-enders many years ago. You know 2015 and 2017 are not that far away. West-enders have long memories.

What comes next? Part-time police protection, snow removal or street repair?

Wait, I think my street already had no street repair. I don’t need to go to Cedar Point for a bumpy ride, I just need to drive down my street, and after a few times take my car for an alignment. When they do come and hot patch they only patch the smallest holes and let the bigger ones get bigger.

We were promised a full-time fire station on the west end of the city. A few minutes can sometimes determine whether a person lives or dies. Do you really want that on your conscience?

Or maybe you just don’t care.

—Susanne Lemert


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