To the Editor:
Sunday, Sept. 23, was such a beautiful sunny fall day, just the type of day small children would probably love to be at the park with their parents.
Leitchfield Councilman Steve Elder, instead of enjoying family time with his family, chose to go along with Councilman Billy Dallas to a property located at 512 Hilltop Road and do some “yard work” on this “nuisance” property.
Both had their trucks there, with Mr. Elder’s having a “Vote for Steve Elder” sign located inside the bed. The sign is quite large, so you cannot miss it. Mr. Dallas has his political sign on the door of his truck, which is much more palatable.
Don’t let yourself be fooled — this was a purely political move on their part to garner some votes and show they are concerned about the city’s appearance. My question is this: Why have they waited so long to do something about this property? Clayton Miller had brought this to the city council’s attention in June 2010. Some residents in the area had asked him to help get something done. When he presented it to the council, Mayor William Thomason said he would have it taken care of and the grass was mowed. Now, all of a sudden it is an issue.
The council seems to be a little more nervous about their seats this time than ever before. They are hoping we voters will forget how they have just rammed things through, even though there were objections galore from their constituents.
We have a good choice of candidates to choose from in this election. I hope and pray it will not be just “business as usual” in January 2013.
Remember, you don’t have to vote for six — you can vote for only one if you so desire. Please vote!