Art in the Park. This will happen if the Chamber wants it to and there isn’t a thing you can do to stop it….and why would you want to. It hurts no one.
No one should be against anything that is creative, if you don’t like the way it looks, then don’t look at it. As to the cost to the city and the use of taxpayer money….how is it different than the remodeling job at city hall that will cost double the estimated amount of what is being spent on statutes? There are things in life you can’t stop…like this; so get over it.
Direct your energy towards things that you can make happen, things like a new mayor, maybe a different form of government in this city. Go back to the strong mayoral form of governing and get rid of the City Administrator position, that would even out the cost of moving the desks around in city hall.
We seem to be functioning well without a City Attorney, so why not eliminate Trout’s job. Weren’t they looking for ways to save money by bidding out the garbage hauling, the working shifts at the Fire Department…well why not trim back at City Hall?
Ever since Eric took office there has been a feeling of uncertainty in the city. Starting with trying to shut down the HR office, then fooling with the Fire Department, the Sanitation Department, the Police and the North Iowa Landfill; all of which I believe were fueled by a lack of oxygen flowing to his brain. This guy now has a brain dead council and still he can’t get started. He gave a great “State of the City address,” which was total fiction…he should be reading fairy tales to youngsters at the library.
The city gives the museum around $265,000.00 a year. That money should be reexamined. The museum is firmly established now, they have a lot of money in their coffers and are in no danger of closing. Money should be spent on things that help the city and currently that is the Park Inn Hotel. That hotel brings a lot of people into town which in turn spend money while they are here. The museum is an important asset in this community but it’s proven that it can sustain itself now. Some of that money should go to the hotel to insure it remains open, the dividends it is paying will only increase as time goes by.
Skipper make good sense in his Monday column regarding the statues; while they might not be to everyone’s liking, I remind you that Baskin Robbins offers 31 flavors because not everyone has the same taste.