To the Editor: Bradner resident challenges right-of-way decision PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Kathleen Wright   
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 08:50
There was a lot of information at the Dec. 17 Bradner council meeting that was explained by the former mayor, Dick Teeple, on the controversy about the "trees. He worked very hard to get grants from the state for those trees. He gathered volunteers to plant the trees. He did his homework, gave presentations on the walking path, the natural, live windbreak and sound barrier. There was a reason for the tree line, being curved, for the walking path. Yes, some, not all trees had to be moved. The ones that were moved, some are in front of the pool house. The trees planted there are the ones that should have been put in the back, or not moved at all. Trees in front of the pool house, some fell over and someone has taken them out completely.
The village no longer has the Arbor Day, Tree City, USA, recognition. Bradner can no longer get grants for trees to beautify Bradner. Thanks, Virgil Shull.
Shull and council claim the right of way on West Crocker from Plin Street to Church Street/281 the right of way is 66 feet. All the records, plats and deeds at the county recorder's and engineer's all show the right of way is 60 feet., not 66 feet!
You need to understand that you lost 3 feet of property on each side of Crocker. That means you should be paying less property tax? If you people are willing to give up your property that is one thing. If you are not willing to give up your property, there needs to be a class action lawsuit, filed against the mayor and council because they went in to executive session and made this decision. And when you go to sell your property, you have to put this on your disclosures!
This is the type of things that happen when no one attends the meetings on the first and third Thursdays of the month.
Dec. 28, a special meeting is scheduled to spend a lot of money. The bidding on the new dump truck and for the sanitary sewers. The village received a grant for the sewers, but is planning to raise each of our individual sewer cost.
Kathleen Wright
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 09:51

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