January 27, 2007 RSS feed / Editorials & Letters

Letters to the Editor

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Time to get involved in fighting sewer rate increase

Editor: Do you have an additional $400 in your pocket to give to the Licking County Water and Wastewater Department? NO? More...

Sewer rate hike will hurt renters too

Editor: I am strongly opposed to the drastic increase in sewer bills for February l, 2007! I have several rental properties around the lake and my tenants pay their own sewer bill. They barely can afford the rent and utilities as it is now. More...

More opposition to increase

Editor: As full time residents of Buckeye Lake, we are very much opposed to the increase in sewer rates. Although we understand the need for periodic raises in fees, this seems exorbitant. Why was there no prior public discussions about this? More...

'Watchdog' plays 'Guess the Village'

Editor: What is an ill-gotten (illegal) statement? Steve Martin (neighbor kid to the Kirkersville mayor) reminds me of the former Kirkersville police officerwho didn't like that I put FACTS in my letters in the Beacon. More...

More Letters: New opportunity to comment on power outages

Editor: Residents in central Ohio concerned about power outages and the cost of their electricity from American Electric Power (AEP) have an opportunity to express their opinions at a local public hearing in Newark at 6 p.m. on Jan. More...

$109 a month

Editor: The new sewer rates proposed by the Licking County Commissioners aren't affordable for some Buckeye Lake residents. According to my calculations, our residents are going to be paying about $109 per month for water and sewer. More...

More comments on the sewer hike

Editor, I recently received my notification of the large increase in the sewer rates. I was shocked to findout one; how quickly this was to take effect and two; the amount of increase. More...

Wells says developers need to pay their fair share

Editor: Have you read your letter from Licking County about the proposed rate increases for the Buckeye Lake Sewer District? More...

Rate increase is a result of poor planning

Editor: A 68% increase in sewer rates is unconscionable in light of today's present economic trends! More...

Writer has questions on huge sewer rate increase

Editor: Licking County Board of Commissioners have stepped beyond their positions as representing the sanitary customers (AKA the electorate) in the Buckeye Lake Region by proposing the unreasonable rates noted in their letter dated January 12, 200 More...

More Letters: Writer thanks village for opposing sewer rate increase

Editor, On Monday night, I attended The Village of Buckeye Lake Council Meeting. More...

Hike is 'outrageous'

Editor: I encourage all residents and property owners in the Village of Buckeye Lake and the surrounding areas to attend the upcoming public meeting concerning sewer rate increases. More...

Mindset leads to New Rome

Editor: I promise you that I am not trying to initiate a running gun battle with Kirkersville's Mr. Martin. However, I don't want anyone to get the impression that I don't respect reasonable speed limits. More...

More Letters: Rate hike stinks

Editor: As a resident of Buckeye Lake, I am very concerned regarding the proposed rate increase for sewer services. I am even more amazed that this issue was not brought to the "people" by the commissioners AND at the rate of the increase itself. More...

More comments on the sewer hike

Editor: STOP THE EXCESSIVE INCREASE The proposed sewer rate increase will adversely effect the people who own homes in the Buckeye Lake area, and those considering our "home away from home". More...