Huntertown nominees are ready to get going
We, the newly elected Republican nominees for Huntertown, would like to thank the voters for the confidence they have placed in us. We are humbled by the support and look forward to getting to work on a better Huntertown.
Each of the four of us is excited about the task of serving Huntertown. We worked very hard during our campaigns and plan to work even harder for the voters who entrusted us with this important role.
We ask the current officeholders to slow down and allow the many important decisions facing our town to be made from a newer perspective. We feel the voters have sent us all a strong signal that we need to re-examine where we are going.
We ask the current officeholders to allow us ample access to the data we will need to make the transition into our new roles. We also ask that we be able to speak to the staff, the contracted professionals and other people involved in Huntertown. We want to become more familiar with the current state of affairs.
We seek a smooth transition and feel it is best for us to get started sooner than later. We are fully aware of the sense of urgency that is felt throughout Huntertown to put things on a better pathway.
Again, we are thankful for this opportunity to serve the people. Together, we can become a better Huntertown.
MIKE STAMETS, DAVE GARMAN, BRANDON SEIFERT and CATHY MITTENDORF Huntertown
City services all come with a cost
As a taxpayer, I like the fact that when I turn on my faucet, clean water comes out.
As a taxpayer, I’m happy that the dirty water goes down the drain and, when it rains, the stormwater is taken away.
As a taxpayer, I’m satisfied to know that when it snows or the leaves fall, it will be dealt with in a safe and timely manner.
As a taxpayer, I feel safe in the fact that I can approach an intersection and know the traffic signals are maintained and function well.
As a taxpayer, I’m satisfied in knowing I can take my children to any of the beautifully manicured parks and know they can play safely.
As a taxpayer, I’m unsatisfied with my tax dollars being spent on consultants, councilmen raises and health insurance, fancy bridges and privately funded buildings.
I’m a taxpayer who also happens to be a city employee.
JENNIFER HERTENSTEIN Fort Wayne
It’s time to set right Washington’s betrayal
Washington has announced that it is going to cut the military. Let’s take a look at the real waste of money in Washington.
The government plans to cut some military retirement funds, but Congress enjoys one of the best retirements in the world. The military receives a modest paycheck, but the government gets three times the average worker plus a huge expense account and other benefits. Many vets have trouble getting medical care, jobs and postwar support, but D.C. reps have all their needs paid for by us taxpayers.
Over the past 70-plus years, the corporate-greedy have owned Congress. Washington has failed America, but the Supreme Court has just rewarded them more for dysfunction by opening the door for yet more money.
Our military will protect the flag until the last man, but Washington sells out America for a vote. They give Communist China most-favored trading status, filling our stores with foreign goods and giving Americans no choice. They will again divide us with elections – unless we take drastic measures. It’s time to clean house and start anew.
They are already trying to limit voters. The only way is to vote them all out now and start over while we still can. If not now, when? We must think and pray to do the right thing or continue to watch this great land of milk and honey go down the tubes.
TOM PERL Fort Wayne