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April 25, 2014

LETTERS: Wallace for Center Twp board; honest gov't in Tipton Co.?

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During the 2012 budget hearings, Commissioner Harper brought evidence to the County Council showing that compensation for services on the Drainage Board was not being paid fairly. The County Council immediately rectified the situation by separating the Drainage Board pay from the commissioner’s salary and establishing another fund to pay the Drainage Board members. Mr. Heron was told that per the county resolution, he was designated as a member of the Drainage Board, but if he was not going to attend the meetings then he would not get paid. Commissioner Harper suggested the Drainage Board pay received by Commissioner Heron in 2012 be returned to the county and distributed amongst the citizen members who never got any pay. This did not happen.

Even though this issue was brought out during the public budget hearings in October 2012, Mr. Heron continued to allow someone else to serve in his spot and continued to accept the pay for the remainder of that year.

Every time I read that Phil Heron is committed to open and honest government, I wonder what that means.

Nancy Carney

Sharpsville

Wallace has skill set to better Center Twp

I proudly go on record as endorsing David Wallace as the Democratic candidate for the Center Township Advisory Board. David has a broad background in national and community service, having served more than 29 years in the U.S. military, serving on the City of Kokomo’s Board of Works, Kokomo’s Plan Commission, and working for the Howard County Health Department as the emergency preparedness coordinator.

David is a man of integrity who loves the Lord, his family and his community. Married more than 40 years (to Dr. Linda Wallace), with two adult children, David is an active member of Bible Baptist Church, teaching Bible and involved in the music ministry. David also volunteers at the Primrose Retirement Community of Kokomo.

David is honest, reliable and will work hard for the people of Kokomo and provide quality service and leadership needed to improve Center Township. I believe he is highly qualified to serve on the Center Township Advisory Board and is the right man for the job.

Keith J. Treadway

Kokomo

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