Letter to the Editor

Brown: Washburn, Seligman residents echo call for action on roads

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dear Editor:

We drive the same road, Farm Road 2272 and Farm Road 1000, that Jennifer Czech wrote about, and it's not at all unusual to meet cars on the wrong side of the road trying to miss the pot holes.

Maybe, this would be a good time to move out of the horse and buggy days. Why don't we give our county commissioners a little more responsibility? Maybe they still answer their telephones. We have imposed on our neighbors long enough.

Why should the 78 unpaid road district commissioners have to listen to the rest of us complain? Seems asinine to us. Let the people who are paid take care of the problem.

We pay a sales tax and property taxes that put $3.5 million into the roads. We don't need 26 road districts with all the same equipment all over Barry County. It looks like a county road department, that would answer to the county commissioners, would be more efficient. Then, one phone call could fix the problem.

What do we have to lose?

Billie Brown and Willis Stephens

Seligman and Washburn