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June 19, 2014

LETTERS: Paths require courtesy; Tipton development evident

Walking/bike paths require courtesy

The people of Kokomo can take pride in all the beautification projects that give the city such a clean, cared for look. The expansion of the walking/bike paths makes for a pleasant exercise experience, however, there are those who use the paths for biking but don’t use common courtesy upon encounter with people who are walking the paths.

Please, when you are biking on any of the walking/bike paths, when you approach a walker from behind, simply call out to let them know you are about to pass by using the “passing on the left” statement.

The sounds of the city can make it hard for a walker to hear an approaching biker, so let’s all use common courtesy while enjoying the paths and make it a safe place for all.

Kathleen Murphy

Kokomo

Development visible to those who look

The seven elected officials of the Tipton Economic Development Alliance reject the recent assertions of Ms. Melton (May 25) and Ms. Carney (June 11) that the Alliance is “allowing the LEDO to break the promises made to the public of openness and transparency.”

The Alliance agreement speaks for itself: public meetings of the Alliance have been held as required; budget documents have been submitted for the record (and have been made available to the public) and we are satisfied that the LEDO is operating within our parameters as they are currently set. We find the LEDO to be operating with sufficient openness and transparency.

However, your letters do demonstrate an attitude that we believe is not constructive to the important work required by a community to grow and better itself for the common good. To sully people of good repute by linking them to what you believe is bad policy, factual inaccuracy and the conveyance of a negative view of our community serves no worthwhile community purpose.

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