Editor's note: Key words were left out of this letter when it appeared in the May 8 Register because of a newsroom error. It is rerun here.
When I read in the New Herald (April 15) that Ken Puller pulled out of the Waterworks nightmare, my first thought was -- wonderful -- Port Clinton saved.
I truly believe our city was on the edge of a serious disaster, one that would cripple Port Clinton for decades.
I would like to say to Ken Puller -- thank you, thank you, thank you.
I would like to ask Mayor Tester if she remembers the speech ex-Mayor Brown gave at the council meeting on April 1 about how our administration never makes the same mistake twice.
Don't you believe our administration made a terrible mistake on the Waterworks nightmare and threw away tens of thousands of dollars only to have the whole thing dumped in your lap, and don't you believe if you make the same mistake again (twice), that you could be throwing away tens of millions of dollars instead of tens of thousands?
And, don't you believe it would be a good idea to have a signed contract with anyone the city does business with.
There is no place in any business for oral agreements. Our administration should know that by now.
The president of the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce said "that negative thinking is nothing but a cancer to Port Clinton."
Could it be Mr. Spicer, that the 40 percent of citizens you call cancers have the good of Port Clinton in mind and not the thickness of their wallets.
It seems Mr. Spicer wants to put the blame on the 40 percent he calls cancers for the failure of the Waterworks nightmare, but it was the 60 percent who won the vote, and our administration who ended up embarrassed.
P.S. We told you so.