Politicians turns deaf ears to taxpayers
Posted on Oct. 14, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.
| Updated on Oct. 14, 2013 at 5:40 p.m.
We the people who live in Elkhart County, Cleveland Township, and reside in the area off of C.R. 108 between C.R. 1 and C.R. 3, are greatly frustrated at how C.R. 108 was repaired with tar and rocks, leaving more than 200 speed bumps. I have contacted County Commissioner Terry Rodino’s office numerous times as to repairing the road properly. He only returned one phone call, and said that he himself had driven down the road and there was nothing wrong with it. He admitted that “too much” substance had been applied but stood firm as to not fixing the situation. His only solution is to let the snow plows grade it down when they plow this winter.
Wow! We already pay a wheel tax, property tax, county tax and gas tax. To have our road repaired will probably cost taxpayers more in the long run due to our commissioners’ failure to listen and fix the problem. Sen. Joe Zakas has also been contacted and is aware of the ongoing problem. He too turns a deaf ear to taxpayers.
When taxpayers of Elkhart County have to pay more for the reckless use of snow plow equipment, they will have to thank commissioner Terry Rodino and also remember “Joe Zakas won’t back us” come election time.