Swiftmud follow your water goals
I know this seems redundant, but on the front page of the April 1 Pasco Times is the headline Swiftmud approves land swap. Yet on the front page of the main edition is the headline, Tighter water rules severely limit use.
Don't Swiftmud water officials read their own warnings?
How about curtailing construction and conserving water in that way, or is the lure of big money too much?
Rick Daley, New Port Richey
Article sly attack on Place program
I am a mother of a child attending the Place program. A recent article portrays the Place as a baby-sitting service, or a "free-for-all." I cannot speak for all Place programs, I can definitely say with all conviction, the Place program at Northwest Elementary is far from a baby-sitting service and more importantly, far from a free-for-all.
Everyday that I pick up my child from Place, there is laughter of children playing outside and in the cafeteria others are doing homework, doing crafts, working on projects, playing at learning stations, reading stories or playing Wii. Not once have I seen children running amok, or just sitting around doing nothing. I am offended by the statements from other parents with regards to Place.
When I began to read the article about the Coaches' Camp it sounded like a great program, and it is sad that it might have to move out of the location of the school, but when it turned into a sly attack on the Place program, I was deeply offended.
The Place program should not be viewed negatively by others who have their own agenda and more importantly, without having the experience of using Place.
Diane Chilelli, Hudson
Dissolving city won't cut all costs | March 31 letter
Letter erred on Nicks Park facts
One thing I know is wrong with the letter writer's facts pertaining to H. R. Nicks Memorial Park. Nicks was my grandfather and there was no city when he deeded the park to the town of Port Richey. There was no boat ramp, on Jan. 20, 1920. The park was supposed to be maintained as a park in good condition for the people of Port Richey.
The city of Port Richey put in the boat ramp and got the county and state involved. Consequently, the city cannot charge a fee for parking or launching. You better look at the deed again.
The writer also forgot to mention the assets of the city. Do you know how much it cost each registered voter in the city of Port Richey to maintain the city government? I would suggest you study the facts.
Frances Clark Mallett, Port Richey
Residents upset over apartments
I am a six-year resident of Fox Wood in Trinity and found out a month ago about 300 apartments to be built across Duck Slough in my community. The residents of Fox Wood, Champions Club, Heritage Springs and Fox Hollow are outraged over this development. This is something that came as a big shock to all of us.
We feel Adam Smith Enterprises, the developer, conned all of us residents. The majority of the residents here, would not have built here if they had known.
The apartments are being built with their front entrance directly across from our Fox Wood entrance. It is sad that you have to look back 20 years into local government records to see what you can be in for when purchasing a home.
I feel the developers and builders should have let the buyers know what their future plans were, so we could have made an informed decision on whether we should buy or not.
David Hayes, Trinity