City fails to advocate for southwest residents
We read with interest Deb Evans letter of June 27, which addressed Aboite Townships continuing water problems. A few additional points might be mentioned:
1. Only a portion of Aboite received city water at Aqua Indianas request. This could be temporary and is only a partial solution.
2. Lack of pressure and questionable water quality have become a matter of health and safety for those of us forced to receive Aqua Indiana water. (In fact, Aqua Indiana is based in Pennsylvania.)
3. Prior to the last mayoral election, Tom Henry came to speak to our subdivision about our water concerns. He assured us that upon re-election, securing city water for all of Aboite would be one of his top priorities
4. Our repeated calls to the city have been met with, Well, were negotiating. This could take years if litigated. What happened to the top priorities?
The city is unresponsive. And Aqua Indiana continues to receive exorbitant payments for a substandard product.
Where is our mayor?
DICK and ADIE BAACH Fort Wayne
Huntington Republicans not behind Mourdock
This is the disturbing thing to me about Huntington County when it comes to U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdocks campaign: The Republican elite, and those well-known area Republicans-in-name-only, may or may not vote for him when they get inside the voting booth. But one thing is becoming more and more apparent: They will not campaign for him nor be activists in helping him get elected.
Time and time again, when there is a promotion, a booth, a parade, a door-to-door campaign, a telephone campaign, it is the tea party activists and the unrecognized woman or fellow next door who roll up their sleeves and go to work for Mourdock.
Now, if there is a parade with Mourdock physically there or a newspaper photo-op, lots of those otherwise Peter-like (I do not know this man and you have not seen me with him) Republicans will be there.
Why is that? Why is it that the local pretenders prefer to let Mourdock be seen as the tea party candidate and otherwise withhold all Republican Party influence?
It is because they want him to fail, to justify their decades long support of Sen. Richard Lugar and progressivism and more and more government.
It is even more about their personal power in the party than winning an election or restoring our nation to its long-envied greatness.
DAVID TEMPLETON Huntington
Neighborhood liaison was a valuable asset
Until recently, Mary Huth served as Mayor Tom Henrys neighborhood liaison. I was very disheartened and disappointed to learn that she is no longer in this position. Having had the need to have questions answered concerning issues in our neighborhood, she was always quick to address my requests and provide help or supply the names of the people I should contact. She was knowledgeable about how our city government works in relation to neighborhood associations – and she will be missed. I wish her good luck in her future endeavors.
NANCY LAWRENCE President, Woodlands of Riverside Association