I just read "The Word on the Street" April 30. I do not understand why people are in favor of curbside recycling. This has been tried a number of times in the past and failed.
We already have a free, if you want to use that word, recycling program. All we have to do is drive to the location. That is paid by our taxes. Now, they want to charge us monthly, even if we don't use it. There are some people who won't recycle unless someone comes to their house and does the sorting for them; they just don't see the need or want to take the time.
In The Advertiser-Tribune dated April 20, there was an article about changes in Hedges-Boyer Park, if grant funding comes through to finance them. Why is this needed? Here we have an example of needs and wants. Just because money (that could be used for needs) may be available.
Who are the pushers on this project? Are there people on city council who have dogs? If people want dogs, cats or whatever, that is fine, but I do not want to finance their desires. It wasn't long ago the park system could not even mow the grass because of money problems. I don't believe this qualifies as a need.
One other subject that bothers me is the old Salvation Army building. If the building does not fit the needs of Tiffin city, why did the city council and judges purchase it in the first place? The old East Junior High building is no better than what the courthouse was, very poor condition, and needs to end up the same. Who actually has financial interest in this building? Are there local people that do?
Does our city council and park board really have the interest of all the people of Tiffin or just a select few?
Dean E. Distel Sr.,