Highland should prove it can spend money wisely

2013-02-19T00:00:00Z Highland should prove it can spend money wisely nwitimes.com
February 19, 2013 12:00 am

Highland proposes to build a new police station seven times larger than the existing one even though the population and crime rate have remained close to stagnant since the existing station opened around 1975.

With the roads in disrepair and a sewage system that is woefully inadequate, it seems building a smaller town hall and letting the police expand into the upstairs of the existing building is a better and more frugal idea.

Most of us know reopening the theater is a lost cause and buying up more derelict property on Kennedy is a bad idea. I could support a TIF district in the north Kennedy corridor.

They bought the old restaurant downtown, saying they could better market that space if they spent the money to tear it down. Now it is a parking lot. The lot across the street from that is and has been an eyesore, as are the planters and many other areas the town controls.

Show us you can take care of what we have before taking on more responsibility and debt.

- Terry Fuqua, Highland

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