Dukes' sinkhole stance disturbing
I saw Commissioner Wayne Dukes on a television news report and then read his stand on sinkholes again in a local newspaper. I am aghast that someone who is not a scientist would dispute a well-respected professional in the field.
There are a number of substantiated sinkholes in my community. You can literally walk under my neighbor's house. I am from the Midwest. But if I had know about the sinkhole problem in Hernando County I would have taken steps to stabilize my house before building it. To say that it not necessary is beyond belief.
Hernando County allows building on questionable land. I think one has to ask who owns the land that is developed. Many investors in the county picked up parcels at great prices and now they use their considerable clout to get the permits necessary to develop. There is no concern for those who buy these homes.
I happen to be one of those with a sinkhole. I can't get relief from Citizens Insurance even though they gladly accept my premium. So, I live with a crack that runs from the front to the back of my home and gets bigger every month. And that is only the tip of the iceberg.
Since Commissioner Dukes thinks our ground is safe maybe he can take a stand with insurers to make sure repairs are done when he is wrong.
Paula Trehey, Weeki Wachee
Does WREC have no decency? | Feb. 9 letter
Co-op customers deserve better
I agree that the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative increases are unfair. And I wish my Social Security was $1,200. I get way less.
It's really ironic that we can't allow another company into Hernando as maybe then electric prices will drop.
Last year my air conditioner was broken, so I went through the summer with fans. The winter was way harder, but I did get through it. This year I have used my heat, but only at night. It looks as though I'll have to give up using my central heat and air once again.
Once someone told me that we the people were co-owners of WREC. If this is true, I say, "You're all fired." No decency, no compassion. It's all about money.
Dorothy R. Rockwell, Spring Hill
The right place for fluoride
I feel putting fluoride in the water is a bad idea.
I think putting it on the ballot would be a good idea.
David Philipsen, Weeki Wachee