Published on Monday, 14 May 2012 01:06
Written by Special to Alachua County Today
Ms. Clark’s letter was interesting. Appearances are sometimes deceiving and I wonder if she ever considered asking Vice-Mayor Barnas about his actions. It probably would have done wonders for her imagination since she obviously couldn’t or didn’t want to believe her eyes. The fact is that Mr. Barnas had gotten the cart, along with a push broom, pan/pail to sweep up broken glass that all could conceive as a hazard. This hardly constitutes “parading” around town. Oh, it must have been that he dared to park the cart after this service and listened to the music before returning it that prompted her derision. As to thriftiness…well do the math! A city worker at the cost of overtime, gas, and wear on a vehicle is obviously more. Apparently, Ms. Clark doesn’t get out enough to observe the number of Gators/carts that are used by the county and state for cleaning up roadways - certainly more economical and eco-friendly than large trucks.
Finally, if you choose not to ask questions for accurate information, please consider attending commission meetings regularly. This avoids the need for writing half-truths. Honestly, don’t people have anything better to do with their time than to cause dissention and divisiveness? An old book of mine says, “People who hate in their hearts may sound pleasant enough, but don’t believe them. Though they pretend to be kind, their hearts are full of all kinds of evil.” Think on it!
High Springs, Fla