Letters to the editor – Saturday – 5-21-16

Published 9:12 am Saturday, May 21, 2016

Landis board needs to know what citizens think

Attention, all Landis citizens. Our town board will be making some hard decisions over the next few weeks. I encourage any and all who are not happy with your water, sewer and electric bills to please attend the next budget meeting on Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. and the next monthly meeting on the first Monday night at 7 p.m.

We need to fill town hall so full of concerned citizens that they have to move the meeting to Corriher Lipe auditorium.

Our past boards have run this town with the thoughts that we tax payers have bottomless pockets. For instance, the budget for Landis Police alone is more than $1 million. Folks, that is the entire tax revenue for our little town, and when I ask one alderman how this can be his remark was no way it would never be that in a lifetime

Now folks, I think if someone had been on this board for the last several years and had served in a higher post they should surely know what is going on. The citizens of this town have been used and abused long enough

I again encourage everyone who is a taxpayer in Landis to contact your alderman or attend these upcoming meetings. Lastly, remember the last election when we voted in the three new guys that made a lot of promises or at least appeared to me and obviously the majority the people that they wanted to help out the people in this town? Let’s band together and let them know we mean business.   

—Darrell Overcash


Third side to horse story

In regards to “More details involved in recent horse abuse investigation,” May 15:

There are three sides to every story: yours, mine and the truth. The Post sure was bamboozled by Clai Martin, the animal control employee, and by the owner of the Horse Protection Society.

The Post should have known that the people who take care of the horses at HPS are volunteers, not employees. Your story makes no mention that the horses the group of volunteers tried to section in their own pasture were old, injured, at high risk for injury and falls, and were being bullied and abused by the stronger, aggressive horses.

It’s basic herd management, and when not considered, leaves the weaker horses at risk. That proved true in Wind Dancer’s case, when she fell on the concrete and sustained the head injury that led to her suffering until death.

The actions of all the officials involved is truly shameful.

Why did the story continually refer back to Martin? The lady in charge at HPS has become a master at showmanship and deception; if you don’t know about horses and proper horse care, she is brilliant at guiding you to believe her above all others. The Post should be able to see behind this veil.

The appearance of careful management is just a careful management of appearances.

— Deborah D’Amato


Editor’s note: The Post stands behind the reporting on this story.