Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Letters

August 11, 2013

Aug. 11, 2013: Letters to the editor

(Continued)

Juwi Wind and the leaseholders responded with very strong accusatory statements, claiming the BZA had done something wrong.

The BZA did not do anything wrong! The people who overstepped their authority and were reporting to juwi and the leaseholders the BZA had agreed to hear the request are those who are responsible for the deception.

Although I am on the positive side of the BZA’s decision, I understand why juwi and the leaseholders would be angry, since they were told the BZA had already agreed to hear the request. But the anger should not be directed at the three members of the BZA, who simply chose to stick with their current rules and procedures. Instead, the anger should be directed toward those who are in frequent communication with a company they signed agreements with and who manipulate their employees to carry out their wishes.

This should be a wake-up call to all citizens. Had it not been for three strong men who refused to be pushed around, then the arrogance and manipulation by self-serving elected executives would have continued. Follow the pecking order. Be angry at the bosses and not the BZA board.

Nancy Carney

Sharpsville

Politicians only listen to the good ol’ boys

The problem with Tipton County is that it’s been run by self-interested farmers for years! They still think they should have control and complete power over the entire county!

There are 274 farm families that own ground in the county, and a great percentage don’t live here. They want to control the 16,000 residents. They want to put wind turbines — as many as 850 units — anywhere in the county. For a few extra dollars, they are willing to lease their land for 30 to 50 years to a government program.

The BZA, after nine hours of testimony, ruled a setback from a property line of 1,500 feet for the juwi project was fair. The county council was very critical of this decision at its meeting Aug. 1. Some members even said such a decision shouldn’t have gone to them.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Letters
  • LETTERS: Christians must stand with Israel 'As Christians we must stand with life' The present conflict in Israel is with Hamas, recognized even in Egypt as a terrorist organization. Recently Hamas formed a unity government with the Palestinian Authority in Gaza. They're now the government in

    July 24, 2014

  • LETTERS: Let's hope 7th Circuit sides with couples Let’s hope 7th Circuit sides with couplesIf you blinked over the past month, you probably missed some news about marriage equality in Indiana.First, a federal court ruled that the state’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples was unconstitutional, whi

    July 23, 2014

  • LETTERS: Trust chemical, seed firms and the FDA? Trust chemical, seed firms and the FDA?Let’s see ... Mr. Don Villwock, Indiana Farm Bureau president, wants the FDA to define what genetically engineered foods are, and then he wants it to be optional or voluntary for food companies to tell consumers

    July 22, 2014

  • LETTERS: Show support where you spend money Show support where you spend moneyReinvest in your community. It is something you hear often, but what does it mean and how do you effectively do it?Thankfully, there are people in our community who can give six-figure donations to projects like the

    July 21, 2014

  • LETTER: Highway plan short on alternatives Highway plan short on alternativesAs reported Monday, the usual business interests have once again trotted out their usual list of highway projects they want built. Maybe it is time for us to ask for more efficient use of our existing highways and st

    July 20, 2014

  • LETTERS: GMO letter writer gets it wrong GMO letter writer gets it all wrong Indiana Farm Bureau applauds Rep. Todd Rokita for co-sponsoring HR4432, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. A letter in the July 10 issue of the Kokomo Tribune criticized HR4432 and Rep. Rokita, implying that

    July 18, 2014

  • LETTERS: 'God's justice system' needs to be adopted 'God's justice system' needs to be adopted We don't have a justice system. It is just a system. With all the shootings and murders in the news, especially in the last couple of weeks, I have not heard one lawmaker or politician suggest the swift and

    July 13, 2014

  • LETTERS: Define marriage as between 2 people Let’s define marriage as between 2 peopleSome people want to amend our state constitution so it will officially define what marriage is. This isn’t necessary. God has already defined marriage. The government must take the position of what it will all

    July 11, 2014

  • LETTERS: Rokita aims to keep consumers in dark Rokita aims to keep consumers in dark Rep. Todd Rokita, Indiana's 4th District congressman, is opposed to mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs). The safety of the food on your table may be at stake. Rep. Rokita became a co-sponsor

    July 10, 2014

  • LETTERS: Coats is part of establishment; problem property needs fixed Sen. Coats is a partof the establishmentThis letter is in response to the column published July 4 in the Kokomo Tribune, written by Indiana Sen. Dan Coats.In your column, Sen. Coats, you begin, “Hoosiers frequently tell me that they are frustrated by

    July 9, 2014

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries
Poll
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller