Dysfunctional government signs
To the Editor:
Can you imagine someone actually wrote this in a national publication: "The U.S. government is not broken; it is dysfunctional."
You don't have to go to the federal level to see a dysfunctional government at work. We have plenty of that right here in the River Valley area.
Consider: Dixfield overwhelmingly voted in a wind moratorium for the express purpose of creating an ordinance to recognize public health and safety concerns. The voters were never given anything to vote on. Here's your sign, Dixfield selectmen.
Carthage Selectmen were presented a petition, valid in every legal way, to bring forward a public vote concerning wind projects. Carthage selectmen became dysfunctional, lacking the ability to carry it forward. Here's your sign, Carthage selectmen.
Has Roxbury Selectmen even sought a dime on behalf of the town yet from the changes that have taken place on Record Hill?
From the minute this project was approved by changing the town's site ordinance, an increased value was recognized by the selectmen. Where is the money? Here's your sign, Roxbury selectmen.
Rumford selectmen wrestle for the third time to create a wind ordinance. To their credit, they are not giving up, but seem to always approach their efforts in a dysfunctional way. Offer the public a stance by giving them the reasons behind your words.
Stop using the word "fairness." If it's the money, say so. Here's your sign, Rumford selectmen.
The state DOT isn't immune either. After seeing first hand the dangers involved with having ATV'ers traveling on state Route 142 at the Aunt Hannah Bridge, they elected to become dysfunctional and do nothing about this safety issue. Here's your sign DOT, Division 7.
It seems the only thing they haven't become dysfunctional at is their ability to keep the people at bay by abolishing the people's right to speak. Here's your sign.