Letter to the Editor 01 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/18/13) – The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by Dan Buie.
 
Have you driven through the city and seen some of the construction going on? I have been driving around the Best Town on Earth on personal business and began to notice my tax dollars were being abused. Why does it take 13 city employees to pour concrete sidewalks on South Scott Street when an additional amount of sidewalk is being poured and finished at the new location for John Zieba's State Farm Agency of North Scott and East Center by 5 men in less time? Why did the City use 10 or 11 employees about three weeks to pour sidewalk on Dempsey Street when the private contractor using 4 men poured approximately the same amount of side walk on North Main and West Arch at the new Family Dollar store construction site? Neither of the areas the city worked in had as much traffic as the areas worked by the private contractors.
 
Who is the manager of the city employees? Who is holding these people accountable? I can tell you, NOBODY! Not the city manager, not the mayor, not the supervisor, not the foreman and worst of all not the tax payers. NOBODY! Why don't those responsible drive around the city and do their jobs. Does part of their job description call for their department to waste our tax dollars? It appears that way. If you are tired of seeing your tax dollars wasted start doing something about it. Speak to you council person, write a letter to the editor, or to SurfKY on the web. Get yourself involved. Get a group together and look for someone to run for office to put an end to this abuse. Look for several, we need them. We voted one council person out of office and what happens? He gets a city job, so we are still not rid of him. I will say that the mayor has made some good decisions and started good programs, but a little more thought was needed on some others before he acted. I would vote for him again at this time.
 
Let me say while I am on my soap box the city is not the only ones wasting our dollars. Look at the county, spending 6.+ million dollars on a WET LANDS Sports Complex when half that amount would allowed them to be in operation NOW at the site west of town. Now on to the school board trying to spend 12 million dollars of our money building a Sinking Grounds Tech Center on ground previously strip mined. Was this to allow someone's name to be attached so it could be seen from the parkway? I got a p[pretty good idea who that would have been and so do others. Yes, Madisonville is known as the Best Town on Earth, but if we don't start to hold elected officials accountable for their actions we are not going to have that accolade in the future.
 
Dan Buie
 

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