To the Editor:
What is the matter with the voting in this town? Do we still operate under the old Ring in Hull like Boss Smith, so many people connected to get the things done that they want to make money for themselves. But what about the town as a whole?
Now we are talking about opening a peaker plant, seriously outdated and irresponsible of the town to even bring it up. Time to get with the times and get the infrastructure rebuilt in this town instead of filling the pockets of the politicians and their agendas.
First and foremost, we could have more wind turbines installed and dollar power on the capped dump. Second, we could operate the dump as a transfer station and charge taxpayers $200 a year for a sticker for trash instead of the $600 or more a year bill that we are paying now. And third, we need a special election to get rid of the town manager and also restructure the light company because they buy their power, just like anyone in town can switch to whatever company they want. We really do not need this added cost anymore for the town taxes.
If we let National Grid take over, they have no choice but to fix all issues in town and work on all poles.
We live on the East Coast. We could open a desalination plant in Hull and make money off fresh water being sold to other towns.
The worst thing I believe is the lack of maintenance that has been done on the Town Hall. Now they want to close it? Another historical landmark, a symbol of the town of Hull that needs to be restored. We waste too many tax dollars by not fixing the issues at hand. The roads in town are a disgrace also. We get rid of some loose luggage here – we could pave a few side roads a year.
I love Hull and would do anything to help this town flourish. But without these changes, the infrastructure gets worse. Keep adding more buildings and condos before fixing these issues is going to suck the town dry of funds, and taxes just keep climbing.
Just my thoughts.