Resident offers his take on Norton sewer project
To the editor:
There are citizens in Norton who believe that the $60 million sewer project will not affect them. They think that since they have replaced their old septic systems with state-of-the-art new systems that they are exempt.
If you have been told by someone in this administration that you are exempt, I suggest you contact this person and have them give you a signed notarized document stating this fact of exemption.
The law of the state of Ohio regarding sewers states that if you are within 400 feet of a sewer you must hook up or be in violation of this law. You have spent $15,000 or more on a new system and you will then disconnect that system and pay $30,000 for the privilege of hooking up to Norton’s new sewers. The mayor and certain council members who deem this a necessity will bring us into the 21st century whether we like it or not.
The misinformation, lack of facts and downright lies must be stopped. We must hold this administration accountable for its lack of compassion to its citizenry. It is up to these public servants to do their jobs and apply for funding diligently and not as an afterthought. To pay $600,000 for an engineering study for sewers before even looking for ways to pay for it is irresponsible.
Norton’s folly needs to be tabled until appropriate funding can be found. Other cities have found ways to fund sewers, why can’t Norton?
Paul Reese, Norton
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