February 9, 2014

PUBLIC FORUM: Letters from Sunday, Feb. 7, 2014

Premium livingin Logansport

In the Sunday, Feb. 2, issue of the Pharos-Tribune, we woke up to an article announcing a new plan design for east end “premium living.” Upon reading the article, I noticed it stated condominiums priced between $200,000 and $250,000. Am I the only one thinking, “Who in Logansport will be able to afford that?”

Will someone from the Logansport City Council or mayor’s office produce the demographics that led to the announcement for such a project? According to the 2010 U.S. Census statistics, the average median household income for Logansport is $32,946. Also in that Census report, I found the median value of owner-occupied homes is $65,800. One last interesting statistic is that only 11.8 percent of Logansport citizens over 25 years of age has a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Who exactly are these proposed condos going to appeal to? With the announcement of another store leaving the Logansport Mall, what retail stores are these “premium living” residents going to walk to — Walmart?

I am all for development but spending $310,000 plus of hard-earned taxpayer money on a project where demographics and details of the plans have not been publicly released is irresponsible government of the people by the people.

I understand a charette is planned for April, but the City Council has already approved, on a 5-2 vote, to purchase this land. The argument being made is Logansport needs more mid-income housing. When did $200,000 to $250,000 become mid-income?

Tyler J. Ness


Don’t pay for helpyou can get for free

Now is the time for students to apply for college financial aid for the upcoming school year. Recently, I became aware that some of our local students are receiving mailings that offer to help families file their applications for a fee.

Students need to know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a government application required of every student seeking financial aid, and it is FREE! You can apply online at The deadline is March 10 in order to qualify for state financial aid for fall 2014.

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