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Another folly for Public Works


© St. Petersburg Times
published July 14, 2002

Editor: Re: Plants in median killed with poison, July 10 Times:

It appears that the nonprofessionals in the Hernando County Public Works department are again at work.

The past history, plus the admission from its director last month that the department fell down on the job, makes me wonder what caused the damage on the medians on Spring Hill Drive.

We have professionals in our County Extension Service who could get a soil sample tested to find out what caused the damage.

If it was herbicides, is it safe to replant in the same area? County Engineer (agriculturist?) Charles Mixon seems to think so.

Is that what Mr. Mixon has his training in?

The County Commission is just as bad.

It could have asked for an expert opinion before committing another $5,000 to the money pit.

You have to wonder why we do not utilize the experts on hand, instead of hiring a consultant.

As a consultant, I love counties like Hernando. They keep us in business.
-- George E. Miller, Spring Hill

Keep water services regulation with county

Editor: Regarding the recent legal notice mailed to me by Florida Water Services Corp., I would like to voice my opposition to its request to change the authorization and be regulated by the Florida Public Service Commission. It would seem to me that leaving it in the hands of Hernando County would be more realistic. Counties have been in charge, and it is my opinion they should continue to do so.
-- John B. Borgeson, Spring Hill

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