Lake Stevens loses a downtown landmark
I was surprised to see that a landmark in downtown Lake Stevens was being run out of business by what seems to be an over greedy landlord.
Landmarks are how people define a city and True Value is part of this city, a landmark if you will, that needs to be kept.
What is this treasured business being replaced by? A gym, yep like what we need here is another gym.
What next, Jay’s Market goes for a spa and massage center, or maybe Main Street Coffee for a bistro. Maybe the Post Office for a jailhouse or the church for an arts center.
These are landmarks and the more we let them go the more we lose character of this wonderful city, and all in the name of progress...this kind of progress we do not need.
To whomever siphoned diesel from our truck October 24
It is our sincerest hope that the fuel you sucked through the hose (that you left on the ground at the scene of the crime) from our work truck was used to drive your dear sweet grandmother to a hospital in Seattle.
We felt very violated on the morning of October 25 to find that you had siphoned diesel from our warehouse location on Old Hartford Road.
We understand that you must have needed the fuel more than we did. Why else would you have scaled a locked 8’ chain link fence in the dark of night, put your lips up against a garden hose and proceed to suck air until you tasted diesel in your mouth? Please, if you needed the gas money that bad, you could have called our company and asked for a charitable donation. Furthermore, we are a plumbing, heating and electrical contractor and we are always in need of casual laborers.
You could have put in an honest day’s work for us and earned the $75 of diesel you stole, saving yourself the risk of criminal charges.
Please note that we have since purchased locked gas caps for our vehicles, so the next time you climb our fence the theft will be a little harder.
God Bless and go rinse your mouth out.
Tim Carr, PlumbStar Corporation
Senseless campaign spending should be controlled
I agree whole-heartedly with you on the subject of spending too much money on elections in this country.
As millions are out of work and many thousands left homeless, these politicians of both parties have no qualms about spending millions on TV ads and mailings to propagate their single-minded rhetoric.
Plus the fact that the American public is sick and tired of all this bombardment of propaganda by the middle of October.
We need some very stringent spending limits on this gross waste of money and a candidate who runs on a platform of giving this money to worthy causes and not to the TV stations to support their greed. What a country.
Many federal agencies can be done away with
No candidate is really saying what needs to be done to reduce our national deficit and more importantly our national debt.
The federal government must be “right-sized” and agencies need to prove that they are a core function of government.
First I would eliminate the Dept. of Education and its $106 billion (or $900 per household) budget, to include over 4,100 employees. I do elect a local school board and have a state level Superintendent, so why do we need federal involvement?
Through their Federal grants and loans for college and university students have contributed to soaring inflation in tuition costs.
Student grant and loan programs have also been subject to high levels of fraud and abuse.
I have mentioned only one major department within the federal government that can be abolished or re-organized.
Do not be afraid of change, it can be a good thing and there are many other agencies that can be dissolved to reduce our budget and eventually our national debt which now stands at over $13 trillion.
Lake Stevens Fire District fails to move in new direction
If Chief Faucett was terminated because the commissioners want to head off in a new direction, then they ought to recalibrate their GPS units.
Most of the Sept. 16 commissioner meeting continued old and worn out real estate, leasing, and extra building renovations, plus a generator no one wants to sell or install. There is much concern the leased restaurant might have to pay for some upgrades. Whoohoo.
And sprinklers? Again? Come on gentlemen! Read your mission statement! Do what is right to protect ratepayers and residents.
You guys have to stock body bags; city hall doesn’t. And you better hope no one ever ends up in one because you are “still in negotiations with the city!”
And finally the sign. Yet another argument with Patrick McCourt over a sign. Forget the sign!
How many of your hours and our dollars has Mr. McCourt consumed over those buildings and the dumb signs? Move on.
Come on Lake Stevens Fire….try this for a new direction: Prevention, Suppression, Training, a realistic Capital plan, and improved, more punctual transparency to your residents and rate payers. It’s not that hard.