We just heard about the last city council meeting
and were glad to hear Aldermen Tompkins and Dunn
saying more has to be done to fix the city streets.
One bone of contention is the city paying for a
one mile stretch of road to access the Casino when
it is built. We admit to being confused about this
Some are saying the developer should pay the $13
million for the road and others state the city
hopes to get the money back through taxes over 15
years. We believe it will be $13 million spent and
not coming into the city coffers through taxes.
And we wonder about the numbers being tossed about
and if they represent reality. A little over $41
million is being allocated for street and sewer
improvements. We did not hear a breakdown of how
much was going to sewer and how much to streets.
Add to the fact that we didn’t hear if the $13
million for the road to the Casino is included in
that number. If it would take $779 million to fix
all our streets how many decades will it be before
we have smooth streets again?
The proposed $1 million to have plans drawn up for
the riverfront, and all unnecessary work should be
halted until the basic infrastructure repairs are
made. People may want RiverVision but the need
Comments are always welcome.