Letter: It ain’t broke, so don’t try ‘fix it’To the Editor: I just read in the Eagle, where the Red Wing City Council just OK’d a $5,000 feasibility study for a turnaround intersection at Tyler Road and Fairview Boulevard.
To the Editor:
I just read in the Eagle, where the Red Wing City Council just OK’d a $5,000 feasibility study for a turnaround intersection at Tyler Road and Fairview Boulevard. Isn’t that the same intersection where the council wanted to spend $250,000 on a traffic light? I thought that the Council had agreed to at least try a four way stop at this location.
As of this letter, the signs have not been placed. I guess we can see the council’s intentions here. It sounds as if the council is intent on spending money on something that isn’t broken.
This is not a high accident rate area. A four-way stop would work just fine and would not cost much.
The city placed a stop sign in the middle of the four way stop at Fourth and Highway 58, just outside the council’s front door. This must be a problem intersection. Should we create a turnaround intersection here? Of course not, that would be asinine. Get my point?
I used to brag that local government was the best form of government because it was the closest to the people. Now, they appear to be no better then those reps in Washington, D.C., who can’t balance a budget and have us $10 trillion in debt!
Most of our taxes have doubled on the local and county level in the past seven years. Our school system wants more money, and our home values have gone down this past year.
Please quit spending our money on things that are not broken. If you have to spend it, then rebate it back to the citizens, so we can buy more gas, to get to our jobs, to earn money, to pay taxes ... . No wonder I’m getting dizzy!