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Big trucks ignore sign on Barclay

Letters to the Editor
Published February 13, 2005


Re: Woman killed in traffic accident, Feb. 9 Times:

Editor: The tragic death of the woman killed at Barclay Avenue and Elgin Boulevard prompted this letter.

I know it was not the pickup truck driver's fault, but I have noticed that since Barclay has been opened from Spring Hill Drive to State Road 50, more and more big trucks and large dump trucks are using this as a shortcut. The signs say "NO THRU TRUCKS."

The road is two-way, two-lane and is becoming an accident waiting to happen. Maybe the Sheriff's Office should check into this.


-- Bill Murphy, Brooksville

Many people offering answers for traffic

Editor: There are lots of letters about how to fix Spring Hill's traffic problems. Put them all together and they just might spell a solution. Not one alone can do it, so don't discount surveillance cameras, or left-turn arrows, or stiffer fines, etc.

The letter writers are asking the people who can make these changes happen to make them happen ASAP. I hear them with two words: "Tick, tock."


-- John Albert, Spring Hill

Schenck seems to put community at forefront

Editor: I am really proud to have Robert Schenck as a Hernando County commissioner. He has surpassed every current commissioner on the board with his innovative ideas and true desire to help the general population in this community.

Once in office, he proposed a plan to list the voting histories of each county commissioner on the commission's Internet site (to the horror of most of the other commissioners on the board at that time) and won!

Now he has proposed to give something back to the population of this county! By taking a portion (although a little smaller one than I would like to have seen) of the enormous surplus the county ends up with each year and placing it in a cumulative fund to reduce property taxes, he has proven he truly is in place to serve his community and do what is best for the public, rather than deepening the pockets of a chosen few. Against the complaints of Nancy Robinson and Chris Kingsley, Commissioner Robert Schenck won again.

He has proven that personal interests, vendettas, etc., do not come first with him. He seems to be constantly looking for ways to better our community and give back what he can.

This is not to say that our other new commissioner, Jeff Stabins, would not do the same thing. We have not had enough time with him in office to see where his heart lies, but I have a feeling it is closer to Commissioner Schenck's ideals than the others presently on board.


-- Lynette Ball, Spring Hill

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[Last modified February 13, 2005, 01:07:16]


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