City council doesn’t get it
by Jack E. Barnhart
Jul 08, 2009 | 708 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print


I was sitting on my backyard patio at 9:15 p.m. on July 4th watching the Town of Refugio send fireworks high in the sky at the county fairgrounds; this in spite of a county wide “Burn Ban.”

I find it hard to understand doing this in violation of the law as well as the waste of dollars.

I have been over this on prior occasions but our city council does not heed common sense. I realize that the dollars spent come from the “hotel, motel tax revenue,” however I firmly believe that the Town of Refugio’s interest would be better served cleaning up our empty, trashy structures with this money.

I know, this money is to be used to entice visitors to Refugio, but I think people are more likely to come to a clean town than to see fireworks.

We have several locations that are more than just empty buildings, one of which I have complained about for years.

For example, the partially burned out shack close to H-E-B grocery store, uninhabitable, and piled high with garbage, not just a fire hazard, but definitely a health hazard.

Oh well, the city council just doesn’t get it, your tax dollars at work...

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