Published 8:56 pm Tuesday, June 11, 2013
To the editor:
Dear Mayor Peoples and Council Members, Roy Miller (Mayor Pro Tempore), Douglas Arbogast, Wim Woody and George Baker,
I have received the request to support the Nina Simone statue payment. I agree, despite qualms that it was ordered at a great cost prior to having sufficient funds, that this is an obligation that supportive Tryon residents should honor.
But there is another, more pressing interest in our back / front yard demanding prompt action. Every time it rains I shudder thinking of the sewage backup at Mrs. Whitmire’s home. The town must be shamed that this long-standing abomination has not been solved in 14 years!
A new residence and replacement of damaged furniture and household articles appear to be an immediate NOW concern. Ultimately the town may agree that they owe her for the suffering she has endured.
Yes, I pledge to kick in for the Nina Simone statue debt campaign–the moment that you have successfully fulfilled our town’s responsibility to Mrs. Whitmire.
– Janet Gray, Tryon