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Op-ed: Only the mental health center can figure Bookmeyer out

I have never been to the Landfill facility, I don’t know what it looks like. Now that it is front and center in this community it has peaked my interest. I know such an operation is necessary in any community. We need a place to safely dispose of our refuse in a healthy way, and by the looks of what we currently have, we need not worry along those lines.

This is one of those places the majority of our residents never see, they just know it is there. We place our refuse out on the curb on the appointed day and a city truck comes by and collects it. We are charged a reasonable fee for that service on our water bill. End of story? No, not now.

Now we have Eric and his lockstep council plotting revenge against our good friends and neighbors who make up the twenty-nine communities who have formed this collation. Why, you ask? The answer to that is broad based; we would need to bring in the North Iowa Mental Health Center to really sort that out. It is solely my contention that our mayor suffers from some form of paranoia, a disorder that compels him to have his way. If not he will lie in wait and plot your demise…he did it with HRC and failed then ordered an audit on the agency. He denied appointments that should have been granted simply because he could get away with it.

He wanted CES to pass at the landfill level and it did not. Now he’s after them and this act is starting to get old fast. This is now way beyond juvenile….this is now serious. He is discussing pulling out of this coalition which could dangerously disrupt our refuse collection and result in higher costs to those living here. Does everyone living here now have to pay more because Eric’s upset? He put a egomaniacal representative on the board to replace Max Weaver; Scott Turnquist. We all know what happened when he assumed that seat. He automatically made the assumption he was in charge because we carry a third of the total vote. Eric sent this train wreck to that board to make sure they approved the CES proposal…they did not. It is my opinion that was due largely to Turnquist’s demeanor and dictatorial attitude towards the coalition…he was just too full of himself.

Peter Children

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