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Do repairs on entire city, not just downtown

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

After reading the Jan. 23 front page of the Telegraph, I had to write. The story was titled, “Easy access on the eyes.” Here we go again, to beautify downtown Dixon.

My question is, What about the rest of Dixon, not just downtown? It seems the city council has blinders on, or tunnel vision, and sees no further.

I’d think with some of the money from the Crundwell settlement, taxpayers would see some giving back. I don’t really go downtown and feel money could be put in better places.

I feel streets need to be addressed, not only on the north side but all over. Several years ago, we were made to annex to the city, only for one thing, the almighty tax dollar. The only thing I can say we’ve gotten out here were street lights. As far as our streets – nothing.

In 2012, Mr. Kuhn had an article on resurfacing streets. I was told by him that our street needed repair badly. Mr. Kuhn, Mr. Ortgiesen, and Mike (head of street department) all came out and looked at our street. I was on the list for street repair.

The fall of 2012 went; the spring of 2013 came. I kept being told in the spring it could be started. We’re now in 2014. In what spring, Mr. Kuhn, was this to happen?

It goes to show you’re good for your tax dollars, and that’s it. I don’t appreciate people looking me in the face and telling a bald-faced lie.

Oh, and to the people worried about property values because of wind farms, too bad. No one cares; it’s not their property. Once again, the almighty dollar talks.

We know firsthand; we have an asphalt business in our backyard, i.e., end loaders roaring, alarms beeping, piles of broken asphalt, concrete; you name it, all in a residential area.

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