A couple of thoughts on issues brought before the town board:
We really need new business in Beaver, and we should be very welcoming and helpful to these new businesses. There are regulations and ordinances that have to be followed though, and these should be researched before business start-up, so that there are no surprises. We need to honor our agreement with utility companies who have invested in this community.
Regarding the huge tree that needs to come down next to the city offices. It was stated by a board member that she didn’t believe they could find anyone to take the tree down because it was so huge and in a difficult place to take down safely, and they’d not been able to find anyone thus far. But when it was made known that a company had finally agreed to tackle such a project, the board then decided it would probably be expensive and they would take bids first.
Well… if you have finally found a company that will agree to do what it takes to bring this tree down safely, I would not look for a cheaper bid. But that’s just my opinion. Of course, if bids are required, then you cross the t's and dot the i's, but I'd spend the money it took to make this happen safely.
I do also think Reverend Don Griffin needs to re-read the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States, where it specifically states:
“… or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Yes, we elect officials to represent us, and we must have the right to address grievances when they make decisions that we do not believe best represent our community. If you take away that right, then you’ve established a dictatorship.
Also, if you want to do away with the first amendment, then you also remove the right of religious freedom, which is something he really needs to reconsider.
Instead of trying to destroy those who disagree with you, the better approach might be this…. Make a list of the pros, and make a list of the cons REGARDING THE ISSUE IN QUESTION ONLY.
Now here’s what I’ve long found interesting when it comes to elections. People do claim that they want something different, and then damned if they don’t elect the same mess again. We see this at every level.
That’s why I always have to chuckle when someone proclaims that if we don’t like what’s going on, we should get our own selves elected. That isn’t going to happen, because when someone does come along that is willing to tackle the difficult issues and try to turn things around, people get real skittish and start calling them radical, and they will end up voting the same old mess back into office.
So, really the only thing that can be done is to gather into groups of citizens, and tackle the issues one at a time, until things are made right. That’s the way it has always been done in this great country of ours. If we’d left it up to the elected officials only, women wouldn’t even have the right to vote, and blacks would still be slaves.
Have a good weekend.