Letters to the Editor for May 1, 2012


Published: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, April 30, 2012 at 4:28 p.m.

Why won't city officials listen to us?

Thank you, Ray Washington (Speaking Out, 4-28) for clearly laying out just what GRU is planning for us. We have tried to warn the people of Gainesville and the City Commission what problems lay ahead of us, but they do not seem to want to listen.

Because of their deaf ears, the residents who are stuck with GRU will pay dearly. There are more for sale signs now in the Duck Pond neighborhood than at any time since I have moved here, 12 years ago.

Could be they are having second thoughts about actually living in Gainesville!

Mary Bird,

Gainesville

Byerly has no say on homeowner fees

I'm hoping Bill Bradley's April 27 "All county taxpayers will pay for this trail" was facetious when it stated that County Commissioner Mike "Byerly made it quite clear that Haile Plantation residents will incur no increased HOA fees for...continuing maintenance of the trail."

How can Byerly can make it "quite clear" that Haile residents will not incur increased HOA fees? I really don't think Byerly has anything to do with our homeowner's fees in Haile. Those decisions are made by the boards and the residents.

If the Archer Braid Trail were to go through our community two of the three homeowner's associations will most likely incur increased maintenance fees because of the unneeded and unwanted addition of the trail to our property.

Judith Wood,

Gainesville

The Sun's cartoons ridicule the president

The Sun's editors must go to great bother and spend a lot of time searching for the dumbest, most pointless and indecipherable anti-Obama political cartoons to lead off the editorial page most days.

Perhaps The Sun gives free copies to third grades county-wide, or maybe the cartoons are for the enjoyment of the folks who write those pointless letters to the editor, possibly in order to see big words like "constitution," "ilk" and "liberal media" get into print.

Give us a break, Sun, hate the president as much as you want, but put a little thought and wit into it.

Rob Roberts,

Gainesville

A great asset

The Sun recently published an article regarding restoring Glen Springs. This is one of Gainesville most valued assets and some agreement should be made with the Elks Lodge to restore it to its former beauty.

It was the most wonderful place as a swimming hole back in the 1950s, and it is beautiful, pure, clean spring water that has been flowing for hundreds of years.

What an asset to Ring Park it would be. For that matter, a fantastic asset to the beautiful city of Gainesville, my lifelong home.

Jed Merrill,

Gainesville

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