By Robert McRoberts
November 05, 2007
Courtesy starts with the way you treat others. When you're in
a small town there are some who like you and some who don't.
Very few will say some good things about you, and some will cut
your back. Very few are brave enough to come out and say just
how they feel about you. And opinions change too. But the way
one goes about doing things need to be done for the best of our
community. Recently some of our leaders took it on themselves
to cut corners and it's back firing.
I am still upset about the South Tongass Fire Station project
just as others are. People use that road and it's been turned
in to a mud bog. I even heard one of the boys broke his big truck
playing in the mud. not one of the neighbors are happy with what's
going on there. I know just about every one around there. That
my friend is sad. It really hurts me that the ones in charge
did not stop this project. Maybe they just don't care. That's
too bad. Asking me to help was not the right thing either. You
just creamed the job of the part that most digging companies
would have made their money. The drilling and blasting is not
where most of us make money. It's a cost, and a big one. The
only good part for us as digging contractors is the underground
if it gets shot properly.
I have to pay property taxes on my excavators and the government
that demands I pay tries to bypass me. That makes me very mad.
I have donated my time for doing things to the borough. Recently
i went up on a Sunday and dug a hole for a sand box at Fawn Mountain.
I told my friend I would do the digging to install water and
sewer to the new concession stand there that we were going to
get and other things. But the way I feel now... All of you who
have been given the run down from Mr.. DOT. He's here because
nobody cares about all the mud on the highway. Just had to throw
that in. Hope we're on the same playing field now.
Why did I not run for a borough seat? I thought Mr. Painter and
Mr. Thompson were doing their best for us as small businesses.
But I am really thinking about trying for the Mayor's spot next
time because from this side I am just a complainer -- a small
imprint on things. With that said, I better get ready to get
out and dig holes.
I hope the best for you all, it's just another bountiful day
Received November 03, 2007
- Published November 05, 2007
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