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Sound Off for Wednesday, Nov. 15: Referendum, leaf pickup and humane society

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Compiled by Gazette staff
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

On the Milton School District referendum: Now we don’t have to skip one Casey’s pizza a week or two less farm equipment repairs a month or three less chiropractic appointments a year or even cleaning carpets or turning thermostats down to save propane. Thank you, fellow taxpayers.

This is about the Milton referendum on the next steps. Three words are appropriate: fundraiser, fundraiser, fundraiser.

Other Views Sunday, Nov. 12, “Lost trust big part of referendum’s defeat.” I think Mr. Kvapil is spot on. I sure hope the other school board members will be kind and respect what he has to say instead of being tough with him like they were with other board members who did their best to speak the truth in previous Gazette articles.

On school district boundaries: It’s time to change the Milton School District boundaries. The town of Milton voted it (the Milton schools referendum) down, and the high-dollar north Janesville suburbs voted for it. That should solve the overcrowding problem. Oops, that won’t work. The district would lose millions in revenue if they change the boundaries.

To those people who want district lines to be redrawn between Janesville and Milton: Just remember that when we come into town from Janesville or Whitewater or Edgerton to pick up our kids, we spend money in your community. So you have more to worry about than the closed Burger King or McDonald’s. Be careful what you wish for.

On land for apartments: I would think the old JATCO site would be ideal with a lot of acreage and close to the new manufacturing jobs coming to town.

On Janesville leaf pickup: I’m a little upset with the leaf pickup. I didn’t have any leaves in front of my house, but my neighbors did, and now I have leaves pushed in the apron of my driveway.

If the city wanted to save money, they should just eliminate leaf pickup completely. They could take the money spent on leaf pickup and put it toward the humane society budget.

Why don’t we go back to the old way where the people had to get rid of the leaves themselves—not burning them and not raking them into the street; they disposed of them the proper way: themselves, not relying on the city.

On humane society: Someone, some place in our city administration obviously has a vendetta against Director (Brett) Frazier and/or our Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin, which, incidentally, is probably run more expertly than this city.

Thank you, Mr. (Tim) Bremel, for Saturday, Nov. 11, local views column, “Humane society deserves better treatment.” I am going to cut out your article, and when it comes time for the council again to be voted on, I do hope The Gazette will list who voted for a proposal for the humane society, especially since their budget is far less than it was a couple years ago.

Many people, including Tim Bremel, are cutting down the city of Janesville management and council in reference to this. My question would be: How do we know it doesn’t have something to do with the leader of the humane society?

I think it would be nice if the humane society made their budget public for all to see. Because they are requesting public tax dollars from the city, it would be nice for them to show their budget and show how they’re spending their dollars.

On gun laws: Whoever allowed the sale of these AR-15s and all assault weapons should be held accountable for all the mass shootings. I don’t care if they’re Republicans or Democrats. Assault weapons are for killing human beings, period. The politicians should be forced to view the crime scene photos of these atrocities.

On Trump in Vietnam: I’m glad to see that Donald Trump finally made it to Vietnam after getting five draft deferments. I’m sure he enjoyed his visit more than a real American hero John McCain did.

On Packer prediction: I want to thank John Barry for predicting the exact score of the Packers victory over the Chicago Bears. He had it 23 to 16, and we are very fortunate and lucky having The Gazette and having such a great Packer writer. He is truly a tremendous Packer fan.



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