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October 27, 2013

Letters: Sunday, October 27, 2013

MERIDIAN — Council commended for

recognizing dog problem

Dear editor,

    Referencing the article, "City Council puts three dog limit on households" in the Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 edition, I just want to say thank you to Mr. Hammon and all the council for recognizing the grave problem with animals, especially dogs, we have here in Meridian.

    The noise, the stink, destruction of property, breeding for sale, and the list could go on, have plagued my household and neighbors for two years.

    Animal control and police departments have been overworked, no doubt, with all the problems created by too many animals. I pray more funds will be allocated for these departments to be able to hire more manpower to enforce this new ordinance.

    Thank you,

    Mary Hatcher, Meridian

We expect government

to protect our interests

    On October 18th, there was a very informative article in The Meridian Star concerning the Ulmer Building and The Ross Building. According to the article they are joined together. I, personally, am not familiar with these two buildings. But, if I understand the article correctly, the two co-joined buildings are in ill repair.

    And, the main purpose of the article is to inform the public of the upcoming demolition of the buildings. But, that's not all. The article also informs the public that the Lauderdale County Supervisors should be held accountable for these buildings’ condition.

    Because, these two buildings were held in trust for the public. And, according to the article, the two buildings are also on the National Register of Historic Places. And, another issue currently in the news, is the current bond issue.

    May I ask a question? How can we, the public, honestly trust the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors with millions of dollars if they were and are negligent of these two buildings?

    I am a retired carpenter contractor. And, I can, without a doubt, say that the condition of these two buildings did not happen overnight. It took a matter of years on negligence to effect the roof, and the foundation. If the roof or roofs had been replaced when needed, it would not have cost as much as estimated at present.

    If I had the financial status, I personally would file a lawsuit for the people of the city of Meridian, the county of Lauderdale, the state of Mississippi and the United States. We, the people, expect our different levels of government to protect our interest. But, this time, they have failed. This is my opinion.

Thank you,

Floyd T. Killebrew, Jr.

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