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Stager - Letter to the editor


Fri, Jul 18th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Preston City Council

One of the items on the agenda for the Preston City Council meeting dated July 7, 2003 was the Resolution & Policy by City Council member Mike Gartner. The discussion, which occurred, was the travel expense bill including the telephone calls submitted by Mayor Dave Pechulis. Some members of the City Council said that all telephone calls listed on the travel expense bill were personal and should be paid by the Mayor. Some city council members made the following remarks toward Mayor Pechulis:

Mike Gartner said “feels that tax dollars misappropriated and to me that is lying, cheating and stealing to the people of the City of Preston.”

Heath Mensink said, “it is stealing.”

All of these statements by city council members, Mike Gartner and Heath Mensink were deflamatory and the Mayor could easily sue them for slander. Since the city never had a travel expense policy, this issue appears to be political. Why does the city not have a travel expense policy?

During the city council meeting, Mike Gartner said, “spend your tax dollars wisely for the city of Preston and be sure to represent all the people, not half the people, one-third of the people. You have to represent them all from one day old to 100 years.” The city council does not always spend tax money wisely nor do they always represent the majority of the people of Preston.

Another item on the agenda was trees in regard to the beaver problem. During the discussion of this beaver problem, Mike Gartner said, “It is an act of God.” The city administrator became aware of this beaver problem on May 13, 2003 and the cost to correct this problem and replace trees would have been $200. From May 13 to July 7, when there were a total of seven trees missing, the city administrator had done little to correct this beaver problem. This is not an act of God. It is inefficiency. Now this inefficiency will cost the city about $1,400 to replace the trees. this additional cost of about $1,200 is an extremely wasteful use of taxpayer’s money.

I have read some letters and articles that say: “there are only a few people who are against the Heartland plant.” This general statement is totally incorrect. The number of Preston citizens who voted in the 2002 election was 642. The number of adult citizens in the city of Preston who either request an E .....
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Roessler - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 18th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about MPCA and Heartland

Why I don’t trust the MPCA:

Several city officials involved in the tire-burning plant debate, as well as the proposer, have stated that they trust the Minnesota Pollution Con ..... 
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McCabe, Amy - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 18th, 2003
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Letter about Heartland  A friend of mine came up with this list and gave me permission to share it with you.  Top ten reasons to build the Preston Tire Burning Plant.  10.Ther ..... 
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Lindquist-Holan - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 18th, 2003
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Baseline For Your Well  Fillmore County has a special water quality concern because of the Karst geology of this area. The fractured limstone bedrock and the thin overlying soils offer little protection in keeping contaminant ..... 
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Sauer, Frances - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 11th, 2003
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Letter about Heartland  Recently, I saw the American flag, waving upon many graves. I wondered, “Who were all these people? How did they die? Were they alone? Were they on foreign soil? Did they die knowing that their hardshi ..... 
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Maust - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 11th, 2003
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Letter about Heartland

It’s a shame when well educated, intelligent people have to resort to telling outright lies to try to further their unfounded beliefs.

NO scrap tires are to be washed at the new Heart ..... 
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Marzolf - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 11th, 2003
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Letter about Heartland

There is something to the idea that you can travel the world, only to find that the best spot is where you grew up. Through my work, I have traveled a good portion of the globe and I can now say, “Preston ..... 
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Benson - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 11th, 2003
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Letter in praise of

local business owners

I’m not writing to complain about anything or to ramble on about some big issue important to the state. I just want to mention someone who many of us have come to ..... 
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Sauer, M.D. -Letter to the editor

Thu, Jul 3rd, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

The proposed Heartland Energy & Recycling project (a tire-burning facility) has, very properly, raised may concerns about air, water, visual and noise pollution. I would like to point out the probable increase in animal transmitted disease, as well. ..... 
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