Archive for Thursday, December 29, 2005

Vote on road

December 29, 2005

To the editor:

I understand that the government may have the legal right to "take" someone's property; however, having the "right" to do something does not mean it is the right thing to do. This eminent domain and/or arbitrary decisions by local government to take our land and homes, this is not right!

I think supporters of the KTA interchange and improvement of County Road 1 have not told the whole story. How do you people (city and county commissioners) think you will be able to take care of a super two- or four-lane road on County Road 1? You cannot take care of the existing roads! As far as we know, the existing figures did not include the cost of acquiring the land and home to build this road! When will the taxpayers see these figures?

You need to start thinking and take care of Leavenworth County taxpaying citizens and stop worrying about the people who might move here. This building needs to slow down and stop this sprawling into the country. It does not help lower taxes; it raises them every year!

We, the people who live out in the country, are still very important to the city of Tonganoxie. We spend a lot of money in many different ways (gas, groceries, doctors, dentists, banking, vet, flowers, insurance, etc.), plus we are personal property and real estate taxpaying citizens. I work in Lawrence, but I still try to spend our money in Tonganoxie - as much as possible.

Seems to be an abundance of people in Leavenworth County who think they need to come up with new ways to spend taxpayers' dollars in order to justify their own jobs.

Citizens of Leavenworth County, please pay close attention: Your home or farm may be next!

A project of this dollar amount should be voted on! Please ask that this be put to a vote! Call, write, fax or e-mail your county commissioners not to vote for the turnpike interchange. We do not need this road.

Deborah K. Skeet

Rural Leavenworth County


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