Rapid Response

November 5, 2010

By Contributor

The City Council could raise property taxes by 1 percent in November. Should it? Why or why not?

I would rather the City Council raise property taxes by 1 percent than leave parks unmaintained.

— Peggy Price, Newcastle

What do you think about cutting parks maintenance for all parks except Lake Boren and Donegal next year, likely leaving maintenance duties to neighborhoods?

Having neighborhoods maintain parks is an interesting concept. I’m not an attorney, but I wonder about liability. If a volunteer gardener gets hurt using a mower or some other tool, or if a park visitor gets injured by a volunteer, it seems the city could have significant liability exposure.

— Will Winslow, Newcastle

With Thanksgiving approaching, for what are you thankful this year?

I am thankful for the city employees and volunteers who are working together diligently to make Newcastle a pleasant community.

— Peggy Price, Newcastle

I’m thankful for my family, friends and finally being employed!

— Trina Sooy, Newcastle

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