"It is common sense you do not put a cesspool in an area around five churches, medical facilities, businesses, homes and our brand-new largest school. This will discourage any growth in north Dodge City. Wake up, commissioners, and put the water treatment facility elsewhere."



    "This is as to the headline Aug. 20 'City votes to buy land': Why do our commissioners always want to buy first and decide later? $1.55 million is one hell of a chip to pay for if there's a better place to put it. The only thing more despicable is calling $1.55 million 'a starting point.' What's more, the city didn't vote, didn't get to vote."


    "It is common sense you do not put a cesspool in an area around five churches, medical facilities, businesses, homes and our brand-new largest school. This will discourage any growth in north Dodge City. Wake up, commissioners, and put the water treatment facility elsewhere."

    "This is as to the headline Aug. 20 'City votes to buy land': Why do our commissioners always want to buy first and decide later? $1.55 million is one hell of a chip to pay for if there's a better place to put it. The only thing more despicable is calling $1.55 million 'a starting point.' What's more, the city didn't vote, didn't get to vote."

    "At the city commissioner meeting last week regarding the future of the sewer plant, on the property purchased from County Commissioner Kim Goodnight: Pastors from the churches near that location respectfully requested for further study before purchase would be made. One was told rudely, I thought, by the commissioner who later voted for the land purchase that the pastor just didn't want the plant in his back yard. He said it has to be in somebody's back yard and basically sacrifice for 25,000 people of Dodge City.
    "Well, why would anybody want it in the back yard of four churches, two new schools, professional offices and a hospital as well as nice homes and future development? I'm sure there will be no more development in that area now if they go forward with this. If new people come to build, would they want to build a house by our sewer plant?"

    "I was calling about the wastewater treatment plant. My daughter owns a home just directly in front of that plant, where they want to put it. She paid a lot of money for her home and because these commissioners decided to purchase that land for their own reasons, she will not be able to give her house away after this.
    "What kind of people would do something like that, put a wastewater treatment plant right in the middle of new homes, new churches, new schools? I think they're all insane."

    "I want to commend all the commissioners, the city manager and their assistants for the efforts and diligent research in the wastewater management system. They have spent countless hours and answered phone calls from the Dodge City residents and businesses both for and against the issue. They voted the way their constituents advised them and in the best interests of our city's future growth. It would be foolish to think that they voted out of greed or intent of malice for our city.
    "I want to thank the commissioners for taking the heat and encourage them not to dwell on the comments they hear from those who wanted the vote the other way."

    "Wow, I just got my electric bill. It sure is convenient the rates happened to go up during the hottest time of the summer. I guess since they didn't get to build the coal plant, they're going to find some way to sock it to us."

    "The new wastewater treatment plant up north is all because of the new events center and casino. Might they both go down the toilet anyway?"

    "First time I heard they wanted to build a sewer reclamation plant close to our home in north Dodge City, I said, 'I wonder which commissioner owns the land they want to buy it from.' Sure enough, it wasn't a city commissioner who could get the million and a half for the property, but it is a county commissioner, Kim Goodnight and his family, who owns it.
    "When the city now takes possession of the land and house they purchased from Kim Goodnight's family and he has to move, will he build or buy a new house directly adjacent to where the city wants to build the proposed sewer plant? At the commission meeting, the mayor said, 'Well, it has to be in somebody's back yard.'"

    "Joe Biden hit the nail on the head when he said, 'While average Americans are sitting around their kitchen tables worrying about how to pay the bills, all John McCain has to worry about is which of his seven kitchens to sit in.'"

    "Did the property owners that unloaded the piece of land out north of town for the wastewater disposal have the city's intentions at heart, or did they just see a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?"

    "Octoberfest will soon be here. Does anybody make good bierocks to sell?"

    "I didn't hear a single person get up to speak in favor of the land purchase. Mike Weber is right when he says an option should have been purchased for further study. Let's make better use of the taxpayers' money."

    "If you have any doubts about McCain being the same as Bush, just look at how McCain is conducting his campaign. Making erroneous political ads, using character assassination ads and Swift Boat tactics. Just exactly like a Bush campaign. McCain, McSame as Bush."

    "Wake up, taxpayers and voters! When are the commissioners and the city leaders going to stop the political payoff to the select few and look out for the taxpayers?"

    "We that were for using Hennessy Hall for a high school a few years back are so pleased that it's being considered now for the middle school. Since it was originally used for a high school and a college, we know it's a good school, and it's much better built than any of the schools being constructed in the last few years here."

    "Commissioner Weber definitely did not need to apologize to mayor and vice mayor. The mayor and vice mayor need to chill out, and they should apologize to Commissioner Weber."

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