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October 30, 2009

Letters to the Editor: October 30, 2009

Telltale signs

As our local elections are approaching I can’t help but notice all the candidate signs on lawns and roadways. Even here in the Town of Otsego I am not personally familiar with each candidate though I hope to at least understand their position on major issues. One in particular has caught my attention: LIMITED GOVERNMENT.

As I continued on my way which passed the candidate’s home I again spotted the sign but this time with another one: STOP ABORTION. The second sign represents UNLIMITED GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT.

These two positions cannot co-exist. The information provided by these signs tells me that I need to know a lot more about what a candidate’s position really is before I mark my ballot on Election Day.

I encourage every voter to look at all the “signs” to truly know your candidates before supporting them with your vote.

Barbara Lyon

Fly Creek

Let your voice be heard

Did you know that at a recent Otsego Town Board ``workshop:’’

The Otsego Town Board okayed a resolution to spend another $50,00 in additional costs to the new Town building on Willow St. in Fly Creek? This building has already cost in excess of $500,000. I have repeatedly attended meetings and workshops and asked for a ``ballpark figure’’ of the estimated final cost of this project. I have not yet received an answer.

The Otsego Town Board resolved to allocate $300,000 over the next two years for a separate building to cover the road sand used in the winter even though road sand has never been covered in the past?

This was not requested by the highway superintendent. The Otsego Town Board resolved to spend $25,000 for a new server and copier.

These items were not requested by the intended users who say they do not need them.

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