Letter: HLWD ignores what it 'was supposedly organized to do'I see I am being “responded” to in this never-ending, damage-control effort on behalf of the HLWD. I am pleased that it is with all the factual information that could be found.
By: LeRoy K. Peterson, Slayton, Worthington Daily Globe
I see I am being “responded” to in this never-ending, damage-control effort on behalf of the HLWD. I am pleased that it is with all the factual information that could be found.
If this is to deal with facts, why do we have to wonder about how many people in the county with a different opinion were not at the meeting?
Also, as long as we are wondering, I am wondering what a “comment based on the potential for fact” is.
I agree that the permitting for the HLBE came from the MPCA, and my point in the matter was that the HLWD did not need to have anything to do with it and did not need to be involved in it — any more than it needed to be involved in the West Fork Des Moines TMDL study or the implementation plan for correcting the impairments found in that study. Surely, it had better things to do dealing with flooding in Heron Lake and upstream, which the district was supposedly organized to do and never has really addressed since the beginning. Instead it has chosen to dole out cost-sharing or incentive payments or loans, which has been done and could still be done by already existing units of government — and be classified as “good projects for improving Heron Lake” by the HLWD.
The Jackson County commissioners have never wanted to deal directly with the problems of Heron Lake, so I can see why they would “think that the HLWD chairman was doing a good job” and would keep appointing him. However, this is properly labeled “passing the buck.”