Newton citizens you should have been there — many of us were!



Newton citizens you should have been there — many of us were!
Tuesday nights city commission meeting was a pack house and Mr. Rod Nicolson, delivered a very powerful and intelligent speech to the commissioners.
The only problem, if you will, the audience kept interrupting with approval-applause. Mot of us will not or can not get up and speak as frankly as he did.
I feel government in general feels like the public voters have less than average IQs. Mr. Nicholson and the audience proved that thought to be in error.
Damage already has been done to Newton by the previous local government heads, so the current leaders to have a tough road ahead.
I hope and pray they have the intelligence and fortitude to do it.
The proposed tax hike may be voted on at the next city meeting on Aug. 9. You need to be there.
Thanks go to Mr. Nicholson and others for speaking out so loudly.

— Mike Hantchett, Newton.