Letters to the Editor

Sunday letters: Transfers from water fund harms system

Seriously? Let me get this straight. For years, Columbia City Council transferred (siphoned) money from the water department funds to the general fund. Why? For what? Of course that meant that those water department funds were not being used as intended: maintenance and repair of the water system.

So now that the city is being threatened with federal fines if it doesn’t upgrade the system, City Council is going to raise my out-of-city rates by about $10 and raise them again for four more years.

And then, to top it all, the council is still going to transfer $4 million from the water fund to the general fund.

Be thankful I don’t live within the incorporated city limits; you would not get my vote.

Carol Heitlinger