Waiting for word from the City of Windom
Editor's note: The authors wrote this letter, dated Feb. 20, to the attention of Windom Mayor Tom Riordan. Another year has passed and I have again been asked to contact you and the council. We are wondering if the report we presented to you on t...
Editor's note: The authors wrote this letter, dated Feb. 20, to the attention of Windom Mayor Tom Riordan.
Another year has passed and I have again been asked to contact you and the council. We are wondering if the report we presented to you on the main line tile repair and expenses to the Ray Watershed Group and the Ray family was ever considered. In this report, we stated that the intake tile problems needed to be considered and acted upon. This material was presented to you and the council about eight months ago, and we were told at that time that you needed some additional time to better get your feet under you and to better familiarize everybody with the problems. At that time, we were told that these problems would be addressed in the very near future.
To date, we haven't heard anything. We were also told that this lack of communications would not continue. It seems like nothing has changed.
I urge you to understand that it is a requirement that this tile line be kept up in repair and fully functional at all times, as many adjacent landowners are expecting and paying for the use of this facility. The functioning of this tile line certainly has to be addressed, before any of the North Industrial Site development can take place.
It has been three years now. Don't you think we deserve the common courtesy of an explanation from someone? It has been suggested by numerous people of this community that the council should put this property up for auction, bite the bullet, and take advantage of the recent increase in land prices and throw in the towel on this irresponsible project. Then, reinvest the proceeds in salvaging the industrial projects that have already been started and not finished. Maybe that is the best proposal that has come down the pike in the last five years or so.
Please contact us in the next 30 days as to how you intend to take care of this matter, as we have to proceed with the necessary action to serve our neighbors for the coming year and beyond.
It is our desire to work the city to facilitate this matter to an agreeable end for everybody concerned without bankrupting the whole community in doing so. I trust this would be the city's position also.
Thank you for your consideration on this matter at this time.