Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


November 7, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 7, 2013



See, hear, and be counted at meeting

 When I take the time to go to a meeting I want to see who is talking, and hear what they are saying without having to stand up and move around the room until I can see or hear them. Any teenager is smart enough to rent a sound system for their agenda.

The first Planning Commission Meeting was held at Tipton High School – which we pay for with our taxes. I could see everyone and hear without moving about the auditorium.

The last two meetings were held at the 4-H building, which does have a stage; however, it was unused.

This allowed some members of the planning commission to take their voting instructions a lot easier since they were at eye level with the “leaders of the community.” Much easier to see the nod, wink or grin on someone’s face.

Since the planning commission was at ground level, it kept them from facing the crowd of people that took the time to come and be counted and also for some to be heard.

Why not have your meetings at the Tipton High School where we all can see, hear, and be counted?

Serena Melton, Sharpsville


Big step in the right direction

I am so thankful our Tipton County commissioners are taking their time to read the new, amended, changed, and very confusing WECS ordinance before voting. This, so far, has been a big step in the right direction.

One of the things in this ordinance, the complaint process, needs to have “teeth” so that when problems arise, the wind companies have to fix a problem. The people with the complaints have to file and pay $150.00 to do so. Then an arbitrator will hear the complaint. But what happens then? It has been obvious that wind companies (E.ON specifically) have no intent of “fixing” anything.

Thank you for not moving on the new ordinance, and making sure you are protecting the citizens of this county. This has been a very trying process, and has pretty much destroyed relationships in our county.

I still do not understand why we would want to do business with E.ON or any other wind company. I honestly don’t see any other business having such a negative impact on a community like this has. Please protect the people who you represent. If that means a ban, then so be it. If that is the best route, then go that route.

Remember, everyone in this county will vote for a commissioner during elections. Then you will know who the majority really are.

Ann Smith, Sharpsville

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