Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Postal carrier thanks community
Thank you, Dallas. I have had the pleasure of being part of the community for the last 35 years. On Oct. 1, I had to retire from the Dallas Post Office. I wasn’t quite ready to retire, but after knee surgery I decided it was time to leave. From delivering the downtown in my early years to my driving route on the east side of town, I have gotten to know many good people whom I will never forget. A big “thank you” for letting me be a part of your lives as you were all a part of mine.
Dale R. Campbell
Reader fed up with franchise fees
It seems the city of Dallas is trying to run people out of Dallas with increasing fees, licenses, water, etc. Except for the three council members who should be praised for voting no.
Historical society grateful for grant
Polk County Historical Society extends its gratitude to the Dallas Community Foundation for awarding a grant to us this past year. PCHS is continually acquiring documents that chronicle events of the local area. To properly store and organize these materials for the use of researchers and posterity, the PCHS archivist needs to periodically purchase additional acid-free storage sleeves and containers. This DCF grant allowed for the purchase of additional, and much needed, archival storage materials.
The Polk County Historical Society does not receive financial support from any government agency, and we depend on our member dues, donations and grants to continue our operations, which include the museum at Rickreall and the Historical Brunk House.
Once again, Polk County Historical Society would like to thank the Dallas Community Foundation in helping us preserve the past for future generations.
President, Polk County Historical Society
Dallas resident demands answers
Fellow Dallas citizens, I have a concern that I would like to share.
I went down to the Dallas City Hall and talked to the director of public works. I asked a simple question: What’s the percentage our waste water treatment plant is running at. Several years ago, I heard we were running at 80 to 85 percent capacity. He stated he did not have this information, and he would have to contact C2HM Hill, the company that runs the treatment plant, for the numbers. I asked, does the city not have a yearly report on how the plant was operating? He stated he did not know.
I did not hear back within the period of time that the director stated he would call me.
I called back many times and even left my email address asking for the information.
The city has approved construction of up to 400 homes on the property at the corner of James Howe and Ellendale roads. The city has also approved the construction of up to 400 homes in the area where the Dallas drive-in used to be.
First the city reminds us to be careful with our clean water because the reservoir that we get our clean water from cannot be enlarged.
So the city turns around and allows up to 800 new homes that will use that much more clean water.
We all know that every house in the city has to flush wastewater to the system, why will the city not supply a citizen the public information when requested? Just how close are we to capacity at the treatment plant? I would like to know, and so should you.