Pella Chronicle

Letters to the editor

April 25, 2013

Writer questions airport

Pella — To the editor,

Did you get the pleasure of sewer water in your basement on April 16 and 17? I did and this was not the first time! I think it is time for our Councilmen, Major, and Administrator to take care of the city's infrastructure before they think of building a new airport that will raise our taxes. If the people of Pella don't get on the band wagon and oppose things that only benefit a few, instead of the whole of Pella, our taxes will be sky high. If we spend all of our money on a new airport we won't have any left to improve our failing infrastructure. Who will benefit from the proposed airport? Not the ordinary property owner!

The airport may cost as much as 148 million dollars. According to the 28E report the city of Pella will pay 60 percent and Oskaloosa will pay 40% of that cost. Don't you think the people of Pella should have a vote on funding a new airport?

Beulah Van Berkum


Text Only
Letters to the editor
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide