The editorial Travis Weik wrote in the Wednesday, Jan. 13 edition of the Courier, entitled “Someone Help Me Understand” is what I feel is an unwarranted attack on me. Mr. Weik must have been busy and missed something because if he looked into things a bit, or even called and ask a few questions, he would realize how wrong, and vindictive, he seems to be in the words he writes.
The truth is that Ordinance #3827 does create a non-reverting fund in which to place $2.50 of each citizen’s monthly trash fee for the purpose of replacing & repairing trash containers. When the Council voted to implement the $2.50 increase, it was the Council’s concern that the money would not go for replacing trash containers, which were/are sorely needed, so we mandated that it go into a non-reverting fund with the idea that once the trash containers were under control we would amend the ordinance to lower the amount going into the fund so as to maintain a rotation of trash containers while not building up excessive money in the fund that cannot be spent on anything thing else except trash containers. In other words the Council has a right, with a majority vote, to change the amount going into that fund. At present the ordinance has not been revoked or amended. It has not been violated either.