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Letter: Cheap route not best way to solve problems


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From: Terry Marbach

Columbus

The recent Republic article on Leadership Bartholomew County contained a quote attributed to Irwin Miller, “Nothing is more expensive than mediocrity.”

It is unfortunate that the County Council members do not seem to understand that. Their decision to build the new county annex building “on the cheap” is one that we will pay extra for down the road.

If they had been in office when the current courthouse was built, it seems very unlikely that they would have approved it. More likely they would have built a log structure lasting only a few years.

If their concept of “say how much we will pay and then build whatever that will buy” is such a good one, why do they not use it to build bridges and roads in the county? Hey, we will pay $100,000 for a bridge over this creek. Oh, that will only build a bridge for vehicles weighing less than 1,500 pounds. Too bad; you know we can’t raise taxes.

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