Archive for Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Letters to the editor

August 14, 2002

To the editor:

I thought there would be other townspeople who would be appalled by the loss of our police chief. I'm not personally acquainted with former Chief Butell but I believe he had a good record during the many years he served the citizens of Baldwin City.

I don't know what was happening over the last year and a half, but it appears that he was being disposed of. Only selected information was released to the public, so we were kept uninformed.

Now we, the city, are facing impending lawsuits from the police officers, that we, the people, will have to pay for (depending on the outcome), but have no knowledge of what caused the problems.

I'm concerned that we have too many huge projects to pay for.

Norma Sconce

Baldwin City

To the editor:

This letter is to address the concerns of Olivia Lynn Tanking, who lives on Elm Street, described in Letters to the Editor, "Sidewalk is Wanted," printed July 10.

The Baldwin School District and Midland Railway have addressed this issue with a "License to the School District" for a private crossing for use by pedestrians and non-motorized bicycle traffic. Midland Railway is committed to the safety of the public while upon its property, with the understanding that the public must respect the property of others.

Midland Railway is prepared to present "Operation Lifesaver," a railroad grade crossing safety program to all Baldwin City school children and interested parties.

Kevin L. Jones

Manager of Right-of-Way

Midland Railway

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