September 30, 2012

Public forum


Taxpayers deserve their own bonus

When the council met Sept. 18, it proposed giving 140 city employees a 2 percent raise for 2013 and a bonus of $1,000 for 2012.

That is a 5 percent raise for 2012 and 2013.

That is more than the 4 percent proposed on Sept. 6, 2012.

Teresa Popejoy said, “this council is very adamant that it is going to treat everyone fairly. That is the taxpayers and the employees.”

That gives the 5,890 householders that pay the trash collection fee nothing for 2012.

Let’s give the 5,890 households in Logansport two months of trash free, a bonus of no payment.

Attend the council meeting at 5 p.m. Monday on the third floor of the City Building and let the council know how you feel.

Margaret VanVleet, Logansport

Thanks for your support

The Harrison Township Fire Department would like to thank all those who supported our hog roast recently. We appreciate all who helped make it a success. We would like to mention the following local businesses and encourage you to support them when possible:

Baker Brother Farms; BASI Farms, Logansport; Community State Bank, Royal Center, Kewanna and Twelve Mile; Country Sales & Service, Logansport; Crimmins Farms LLC, Lucerne; Dykihas Farms, Holland, Mich.; Hair to Dye For, Logansport; Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna and Royal Center; Herd Agri-Enterprises, Logansport; Ideal Pest Control; Kitchel Insurance Agency, Logansport; Kneller Manure Management; Logansport Automotive NAPA; LRM Farms, Lucerne; M&M Auto Repair, Logansport; New Holland, Logansport; North Central Co-op of Central Indiana; Dr. Tim Ravencroft, Rochester; Smith Lawn Care, Royal Center; and Zagajewski Construction, Logansport.

Again, thank you to all! We look forward to seeing you on  March 16, 2013, for our pancake and sausage breakfast and on Sept. 21, 2013, for our annual hog roast.

Robert G. Cree, secretary-treasurer, Harrison Township Fire Department

How to catch trash dumpers 

I don’t travel the road or visit the Georgetown preserve area to see the trash that was dumped there. But from reading all the articles in the paper, I can imagine. It’s a shame many of our county, state and national preserves get dumped on by irresponsible citizens. As the years go by, it seems like more and more people have less respect for anything, including public and private properties. Or, maybe they’re just lazy, its easier to toss their bags of trash out the car window than taking it back home and putting it in the dumpster. As long as it doesn’t effect them these people could care less if their bags of trash litter the  countryside. BUT! Toss a bag of trash on their property and they probably would cry bloody murder. 

I don’t know if my idea has been discussed or not. If not, I really think it would help. It could be costly, but in the long run through collecting fines it may pay for   itself. My idea is to hide a few “no flash infrared” trail cameras in heavy dump areas that would take snapshots of people and their cars in the act of dumping trash.

They would need to be infrared. In low-light conditions a trail cam with flash would alert the violator and give away the cam’s position, which would probably lead to the cam being stolen or destroyed.

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