In January, I wrote to the mayor and members of the Chapin Town Council asking about the town’s proposed financial infrastructure and projections for development and growth. The mayor promptly responded with a two-page letter that was professional and to the point. Town Council Members Kay Hollis, Robbie Frick and Bibi Atkins chose to ignore my correspondence.
I then attended a council meeting to understand what plans the council had for Chapin, but Hollis, Frick and Atkins walked out before the meeting began.
So then, I drove down U.S. 76 and inspected what newcomers see when coming into town; nothing much has changed in the 18 years that I have lived, voted and paid taxes here. Please tell me that our elected government officials can do better than this.
Change is inevitable. We can choose to participate and become a viable part of the forward momentum that is our future. Or, like these members who seem to put their energies into back-pedaling, we can miss opportunities.
Kathryn Regina France