What to do with $9 million
By Robert McRoberts
October 05, 2005
A long time ago when we first
got this disaster money I thought it should have been used to
fix problem areas in our community, thus making it more enjoyable
to live here. We could have put it forward with other grant money
to develop better sewers for most rural areas that are polluting
their neighbors' yards and so on. Now there is not enough to
get started on such a large undertaking. You all don't seem to
care where the sewers go or it would be getting done.
So what do we do? Let's pay off all bonds on our fire departments
and new emergency gear we were forced to form costing every borough
resident and get that off our tax rolls. If there was any left
over let's put in a public rest room at the air port ferry terminal
on the town side and a front on the shelter there to
stop us from getting wet while waiting for our rides. Which gets
me to one other thing we could do with the money. Build bus shelters
for the busses - both school buses and borough buses could use
shelters to improve bus rider ship. The higher gas gets, the
more people will ride the bus. But of course we have to keep
the bus fair at a buck.
My I can not believe we can not come up with a better way of
commuting - we all need our own cars. We don't mind buying gas
at high prices. Almost every kid in Kayhi must have their own
car. Downtown you have the ones who go out every two hours to
move their cars. But they all have their reasons for not just
riding the bus. This is definitely the most dangerous town in
the world to ride a bike in. Even if you're on the shoulder there
are big holes waiting to take you out just like the one across
from Anderes Oil... it's a killer. Some one should really
fix that one.
So let's do something we all will benefit from and making it
less costly to live here would be nice.
Have a Nice Day.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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