SOUND OFF / Jan. 7, 2012

Published 12:06 am Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.

I’ve lived in the downtown area for six years. While biking and walking, I’ve seen the cat population grow much smaller in numbers due to the ones that captured them and the vets that neutered, spayed and gave shots. They no longer reproduce. Most towns have cats. I’m grateful they have been cared and tended to. Yes, there is an ordinance about not feeding the animals downtown on the waterfront. Every day, I enjoy watching both young and old happily feeding the seagulls. That is part of our town, too. The ordinance needs some adjustments.

Thank you for the article on the proposed pit mine. This is the first we have heard of this plan. Without your article it would have been approved with little local knowledge or comment. Did someone plan to keep this hidden from the local community? It is very important that all facts be known and discussed in an open forum. This proposed mine needs more research and local input before approval. The mine would add much more fresh water into the creek than is currently coming from the existing rainfall and will adversely impact the local aquifers, where we get our drinking water, and the Blount’s Creek ecosystem.  Please write your congressman and the governor and let’s bring this out into the open. Thank you.

Wow! When did it start raining 9 million gallons a day into Blount’s Creek? What a calculation! I wonder who that math wizard was.

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