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you guys are really getting a black eye over this situation. niacc and mcfd have avoided informing everyone and making it a good situation for everone. instead they are being the neighborhood bullies. for this to happen and no one has heard from the board of directors does not look good. for deb derr to not even attend this “informational meeting” presented by THREE media groups does not look good. there needs to be a resolution to this situation.
why can’t niacc give mcfd the 15-20 acres they need to get this built. this would help to decrease the tension with the neighbors because it would be in a different location on niacc property. niacc would still be able to keep this money from the grant and in addition to that, build more in the future, therefore adding more “specialized” course training, receiving more money from tuiton payers, looking better to the public, and in the end everyone is happy.
its about a public apearance and the publics perception of this situation is not good. it seems as though niacc has been aware of water problems for years but are only thinking about doing something now because they want to develop the land there. yet the past years of water damage to the property owners is over looked.
the fire department needs the room to do what they want to do. mr. platts has said that the space niacc is looking at on 122 is not enough room to do everything that they want. why not move it to a different location on niacc property so that the mcfd can expand later down the road.
in moving this training center, the neighbors will stop complaining and will be able to rest knowing that their neighbor-niacc- is not trying to “run them out” or cause them more problems.
the board of directors really need to step up to the plate and give a voice in this matter. as of yet, in all the media over this since the beginning of 2006 there has been no comment from the board of directors. this is going to become a bigger black eye for niacc then what you realize if you don’t step up and do what’s right for the neighbors and take a stand to be good stewards of the community.
essentially, in many interviews and comments made the one question asked has never been answered. we now ask you, the board of directors, and expect an answer, “would you want this in your backyard for future generations of your family to live with?”
think about your grandchildren, your children, and those who are here when you and everyone else is long gone. when citizens of the city look at this building will they think of the great training it provides or will they think of the trouble it caused.
DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS? DOES THIS SITUATION EXEMPLIFY THIS?
NIACC Mission Statement
The mission of the North Iowa Area Community College is to enhance the quality of life for people of North Iowa through comprehensive educational opportunities, progressive partnerships, exemplary service, and responsive leadership.
Mason City Mission Statement
The Mayor and City Council adopted a City Mission Statement which outlines the quality of services that the City staff provides for residents and visitors.
Our mission is to provide efficient and effective City services and infrastructure with sound fiscal policies that create an enjoyable quality of life in a safe and viable community.||