Letter: Levin wouldn't have bought R.I.'s white elephant


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Originally Posted Online: April 06, 2013, 11:00 pm
Last Updated: April 07, 2013, 8:13 am
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I continue to be amazed at the stance the mayor of Rock Island is taking about the wetlands the city (we taxpayers) purchased for a million dollars with plans for development there.

The Village of Milan is against it. The citizens of Big Island are against it. The Conservation Club is against it. These entities, as well as the Corps of Engineers, must approve any construction there.

When asked about this at the candidate forum on Tuesday, Mayor Dennis Pauley said he had plans to speak to the four groups about this project.
It's too late! He should have dealt with them before foolishly buying the property. If the four groups continue with their opposition, we taxpayers will own a million-dollar white elephant.

We sure won't be able to sell it because any project would be met with the same opposition from the four groups.

Would I buy a used car without first checking out the title, looking under the hood to see if it had an engine or pay in advance for a shiny new paint job? Would you?

I would not buy it and I know you wouldn't, and neither would David Levin. But if you know of such a car, let the mayor know. He will buy it.

Bev Wilt,
Rock Island














 



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