Crestwood citizens must not give in to apathy, longtime resident says

To the editor:

Who is going to at least accept part of the blame for the sticky situation in Crestwood?

There will certainly be no rush to come forward. I will not accept those who think that the present Board of Aldermen is at fault. This problem arose many years ago when the city administrator wanted to build a new police station.

I was the only member of the sparse audience who spoke against it, and neither did any alderman.

So a tax-rate increase was passed, bond-like certificates issued, architect fees paid, et cetera. Crestwood lost up to or more than $4 million. This came about when the Board of Aldermen woke up and defeased the bond issue and accumulated bills came due.

Crestwood citizens must not give in to apathy, but attend the Board of Aldermen meetings that take place at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at City Hall, 1 Detjen Drive.

I challenge anybody to prove me wrong. If they do, I will apologize at the podium.