Letter: Hydrant vs. parking lot

Regarding William Metcalf’s letter March 26 pointing out the repeated failure of the town of Washington to respond to the safety needs of the Piedmont Street residents of Washington, it is indeed curious that the town council could afford to spend $20,000 for parking lot beautification, yet finding $5,000 to repair a fire hydrant was too great a financial stretch.

Is there some information missing in Mr. Metcalf’s complaint we don’t know, or is this simply a case of government dancing to the piper and neglecting of the cares of the “little people,” whom Ben “Cooter” Jones seems to be representing. Somebody should.

John Kiser
Slate Mills

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