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My road without townships

Published: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

While watching a Greenwood Township plow/salt truck attempting time and again to salt the steep hill in front of my home in unincorporated Highland Shores (Wonder Lake), I thought about Bob Anderson’s repeated calls for the abolition of townships across our state.

He has stated that nearby municipalities could be brought in to maintain roads in the unincorporated areas. I wondered whether I wanted to wait for the village of Bull Valley or the village of Wonder Lake to eventually come along to take care of “my” road. I am sure that my street would, reasonably so, be at the bottom of their to-do list.

I am thrilled with the level of service that our Greenwood Township Road District provides. I was reminded, watching the driver of the township truck do everything he possibly could to get our steep street well salted, of the high level of dedication and perseverance to duty which our township employees have shown over the years.

While some townships have been completely covered by city streets and no longer need to have township road districts, I do not believe that our rural areas could be better served by distant incorporated communities.

Thanks are due to the Greenwood and other township road districts that, over the years, have done such a fine job.

Craig Pfannkuche

Wonder Lake

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