Letter: Just Like Wellington?

I have heard many a citizen of Loxahatchee Groves say we are not like Wellington. I congratulate the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council for their hard work saying no more to Wellington’s manure. The manure ordinance will help protect the town’s water quality by preventing manure being brought in from outside the town’s limits. Thank you, council.

Politically, the village and the town are pretty much the same. Council members supporting special interests, denying due process to individual citizens. The water district and town management say it is the property owner’s responsibility to replace the canal crossings, even though the town is collecting gas tax revenue on roads that include those crossings. Six figures of gas tax revenue is shared with the water district annually; revenue designated for the maintenance of roads. The water district’s position and the opinion of the town’s vice mayor is simply the implementation of the approach of avoidance; avoidance to provide approximately 20 percent of the town’s population a safe and usable roadway canal crossing to access their homes. Turning lanes, showgrounds entrances and sidewalks on Pierson Road were the safety issues avoided by council members in the Village of Wellington.

The growing equestrian community in the Groves will contribute to increasing property values, and by participating in the democratic process, will also assist in changing the political atmosphere of the town. Just like they recently did in Wellington.

Keith Harris, Loxahatchee Groves