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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Tired of ‘drivel’ on Freeland

To the editor:

How many times do we have to read a letter from the same people on the same subject with misinformation over and over again. People like Marilyn Abrahamson and the letter of July 14 from Richard Delmonte.

The hate letters go on and on pointing out why the Freeland Water District commissioners were trying to tax people out of their homes, septic tank discharge doesn’t affect the quality of the water in Holmes Harbor, a “fruitless” trip to Washington, D.C., was just for Helen Price Johnson’s “personal goals,” and on and on.

Why do we have to put up with this drivel? My understanding of the water district was required to fulfill the requirements of the Growth Management Act handed down by Olympia via the county. The previous commissioners were doing that complex evaluation. All this was done as a prelude to evaluating the feasibility of the project.

So we “now” know. It’s too expensive; my question is how could anyone know before all this was done? As usual those with an agenda have 20/20 hindsight but the old commissioners had an obligation to evaluate the sewer project.

As a lifelong Republican, I will vote for Helen Price Johnson. She’s a lifelong islander, is a servant who cares for the island and knows how to work with all parties. I might suggest to Jeff Lauderdale to hang around the island just a little while, talk to both Democrats and Republicans and find out the needs on this island before jumping into positions that don’t represent “the rest of us.”

Josh Peterson


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