Letter: Road Troubles In The Groves

As we know, the election for the Town of Loxahatchee Groves is March 12. Looking at the candidates for Loxahatchee Groves Town Council, it looks like more of the same for the town.

Councilman Todd McLendon claims his biggest accomplishment was lowering the speed limit to 30 mph on Okeechobee Blvd. Are you kidding me? Note to Todd: No one is doing your 30 mph on Okeechobee Blvd., and your biggest accomplishment is being ignored by everyone!

Since Mr. McLendon has been in office, things have gone from bad to worse. I have to give Todd credit though. He has created the biggest speed trap in Palm Beach County.

Also, I thought Todd and the rest of the council would take credit for our huge tax increase last year. All of the council members voted unanimously for my $1,000 increase in taxes last year. Supporting one these candidates would be like a chicken supporting Col. Sanders!

Instead of wasting resources writing tickets on the Okeechobee speed trap, time should be spent cracking down on the through truck traffic on all Loxahatchee Groves roads. I helped to get the votes to have South C Road paved. Unfortunately, due to the incompetent council and the Town of Loxahatchee Groves, South C Road is falling apart. A few of the reasons are too much traffic on South C Road due to lack of maintenance on the other dirt road and a total lack of maintenance on South C Road.

Now we are talking about putting roundabouts on Okeechobee Blvd. Really? The traffic will back up for miles.

More horse trails and crossings? If you need more horse trails, move to Wellington or ride them on your own property! Not all of us are horse people out here.

Keeping the Town of Loxahatchee Groves rural and green is costing the residents too much green!

Edward Betcher, Loxahatchee Groves