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Council members with kinder hearts

October 3, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

Another baseball season has gone by and once again, our request has been denied for the third year (to park our vehicles near the outfield fences in Laurium as was done for 20 years without any incidents).

In April, a small group of us went to a council meeting and made our request. We were met with a somewhat negative attitude by the policy makers of Laurium. It was suggested to us to submit some alternative solutions; which we did:

Suggestion No. 1 was to put up signs similar to those in construction sites doubling fines for speeding and careless driving; along with an occasional police ride-through.

Suggestion No. 2 was to relocate the road from the right side of the old hangar building to the left side. This was said to be a danger area on this perceived safety problem. We also had pledges for the gravel to be donated by Brian Sickler. Also, it would be trucked by Fred Stukel Trucking.

The park board solution is to control by speed and how deep the potholes are in the entrance road and put a lock on the gate regardless of who it inconveniences.

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We believe the policy makers of Laurium could put a little more thought to this matter. As it stands now, our only hope is that the Laurium voters can come up with some candidates for office with kinder hearts and little more consideration for seniors, handicapped and parents of players.

The sad part of this situation is that so many of these policy makers make their full-time living from taxpayer dollars and hold us in such low regard. Watch what you vote for.

Looking forward to seeing you in the spring council meeting with more suggestions. Thank you for the few brief, insincere minutes you gave us at the April meeting.





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