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Baldwin City Council complete visioning 2020 exercise

Well said attorney. Taxes and utilities should be priority. Fifty thousand dollar archways aren't going to help the people struggling to live in this town. If i were a business owner, Id go to a council meeting and ask for money. If a bank won't lend the train business all the money, odds are they are skeptical of it succeeding. Apparently our council is smarter in business than banks are. I should have realized this with all the great decisions being made.

September 27, 2012 at 9:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KDOT pledges $550,000 to make school intersection safer

Didn't realize the city could spend funds on projects outside the city limits. Sounds like a state, school, and county issue. It needs to be fixed ASAP, but it isn't the city of Baldwin's problem.

February 14, 2011 at 11:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Voters to decide on sales tax Tuesday

It is dangerous to pass a permanent tax with no checks and balances. Where is the accountability? If this proposal would have had an ending date or more specifics, then I would have voted for it. Governments are known to waste money from the federal, all the way down to the local level. This is why I urge people to vote no, and let the city rewrite this tax proposal.

October 30, 2009 at 8:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor

Tony, would you agree that it is dangerous to pass a permanent tax with no checks and balances. Where is the accountability? If this proposal would have had an ending date or more specifics, then I would have voted for it. Governments are known to waste money from the federal, all the way down to the local level. This is why I urge people to vote no, and let the city rewrite this tax proposal.

October 30, 2009 at 7:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sales tax forum draws crowd

The language should have said, ” We the city wish to continue the half cent sales tax to help offset the infrastucture improvements to the future sixth street project.” I would vote for that, but not for vague language, and a tax that doesn't end. Is it that painful for the city to be precise about big projects. It passed with the pool because voters knew exactly what the money was going towards. Vote no on this version! The city can rewrite it, and put it on a later election.

October 27, 2009 at 10:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Can't support either sales tax

The language should have said, " We the city wish to continue the half cent sales tax to help offset the infrastucture improvements to the future sixth street project." I would vote for that, but not for vague language, and a tax that doesn't end. Is it that painful for the city to be precise about big projects. It passed with the pool because voters knew exactly what the money was going towards. Vote no on this version! The city can rewrite it, and put it on a later election.

October 27, 2009 at 10:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sales tax public forum set for tonight at Legion Hall

I feel that any new taxes shoud have a sunset clause. If the taxpayers' don't like the way the money is being spent, they can choose not to renew it.
I didn't quite understand the mayor's logic regarding the pool. It was a tax for a specific project that was payed off early. That is horrible. I mean not being able to spend the money on other pet projects. The nerve of the taxpayer! Without a sunset clause, I will be voting no!!

October 15, 2009 at 8:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bond Issue - USD 348

The main problem with the current ball fields is that they are located where the district wants to build. Otherwise all the current fields need are better drainage, good ball field dirt, and netting over the spectator area. The ball fields are secondary in this bond issue. If that land wasn't going to be built on they wouldn't need new ball fields.

September 11, 2008 at 9:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bond Issue - USD 348

My question is in line with hipgrrrl's. Why can't the new school be added onto the existing I.C. Can it be done and if not. Why? If it were an addition, wouldn't there be some savings on the administration end. I don't want to see people lose their jobs, but I'd hate to see substantial wasteful spending on a separate building, just to see those jobs retained. We do need a school, but it does need to be done right.

September 9, 2008 at 12:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )