Be wary of annexation [UPDATED]Published 8:25am Thursday, August 9, 2012 Updated 12:27pm Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks for the commentary (July, 22, 2012) on the proposed annexation of the Woodland Heights development into the City of Fergus Falls.crazy
As I’ve written before, I appreciate your frank and open thoughts on various topics. This time, I must comment on one of those thoughts.
You wrote that it is unfair to city residents to have to pay for services that Woodland Heights residents can enjoy, among them parks and their maintenance. As a new resident to Fergus Falls and the Lake Alice neighborhood, it is my belief that taxes I pay do not provide for park maintenance, at least, not Lake Alice Park,
This is our third summer in the neighborhood and the weeds have never been taller.
Nettles, Canadian thistles, prickly ash, tumbling mustard and more are growing and seeding without abatement. Trees, many with dead limbs, remain untrimmed.
Some of the lawn areas, mainly south and east, have not been mowed.
I have a daily habit of biking throughout the city. Monday or Tuesday (July 23 or 24, 2012) while biking on Pebble Lake Road by Grotto Lake, three or four city employees were using their weed trimming equipment to cut weeds growing in the crack where the street asphalt surfacing meets the curb. It was truly a scene from “your tax dollars at work.”
To you, Mr. Myhre and the other Woodland Heights residents, be wary of becoming a part of the city of Fergus Falls and its taxing power, as those dollars seem ill-spent.