Letters to the Editor - Roseville Review

Wed
20
May

Letter: ‘Regarding the chicken fiasco’

To the editor:
Regarding the Chicken Fiasco, I don't have chickens, I don't know anyone who does. However, I'm very disappointed in the course of events this week.
Very near my home, I know of 3 residents who have chickens.  I only know this because someone identified them, not because I hear them, see them or smell them.  
My point is: What harm is there in these residents keeping a few chickens if I don't even know of their existence?
It's often said that the government which governs best, governs the least.  I subscribe to that sentiment.  I also believe that we can't pass laws/ordinances against every annoyance. 

Tue
19
May

Letter: ‘Publicly participate’

To the editor:
I was amazed to read in the Roseville Review that the mayor and two city council members voted without public input not to discuss organized trash collection until more citizens learn about it and support it.  Where is the leadership in that?

Tue
19
May

Letter: ‘Orwellian propaganda’

To the editor:
I have noticed a clever bit of Orwellian propaganda has been executed by the hijacking of the word “organized” in letters campaigning for single hauler garbage collection. Organized is much more benign sounding than “government controlled garbage collection”.
 

Wed
29
Apr

Letter: ‘I am excited’

To the editor:

The bridge over County Rd E and Snelling is being torn down, which is causing a great deal of trouble getting to and from Mounds View High School. 

Tue
28
Apr

Letter: ‘Involve the community’

To the editor:

This summer, Falcon Heights is planning road construction on Garden Avenue, a main route in NE Falcon Heights. This is the only road to Falcon Heights Elementary (FHE) School, which kids use to walk to/from school and to get to the playground.
Garden does NOT have sidewalks.  Pedestrians must share the road with the only delimitation being a painted line.

Tue
28
Apr

Letter: ‘Wholehearted’ support

To the editor:

We write in support of naming Dr. Loeck as the next superintendent of ISD623. As parents of students in the district for the past 13 school years, we have seen many changes and Dr. Thein has weathered the storms with remarkable success. However, as he retires, the needs of the district must take into consideration the students of the future.

Tue
28
Apr

Letter: ‘Another burden to bear’

To the editor:

My concerns on the issue of organized trash collection are not as much with the selection of a garbage hauler for the city, but with the fact that I am assuming I would be charged on my sewer and water bill for a service I don’t want or need and don’t have now. I share the cost of trash removal with my neighbor. I don’t want or need service in my own name. I am sure others, including seniors trying to get by, would feel as I do.
 

Tue
21
Apr

Letter: ‘Opt-out provision’

To the editor:
I’m writing to respond to the letter writer last week who did not want to pay the city for organized trash hauling, because she doesn’t have a lot of trash.  I’m happy to let her know that many cities—Maplewood is one—include an opt-out provision in their contracts.  Residents who choose this option simply sign a form stating where they are taking their trash, and—provided it’s a legitimate way to properly dispose of trash—they don’t have to participate.

Tue
14
Apr

Letter: ‘Unnecessary expense’

To the editor:
In response to a letter entitled “Don’t see a downside” published in the March 31 edition of the Review, I see a downside to a city contract with the garbage haulers like we have for recycling. Since September I have paid $8.33 to get rid of my garbage by twice dropping off a sack at Advanced Disposal.

Tue
31
Mar

Letter: ‘Don’t see a downside’

To the editor:
After reading how the many garbage trucks are tearing up our streets, it seems to me that the City of Roseville should consider what many other cities do: write an RFP for a garbage hauling contract, ask for bids from the various businesses, and select one.

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