To the Editor:
Annexation of new properties by Marengo has me very concerned.
I travel on Meyer Road often. This road was recently annexed to the city, and it’s a mess. How is the city going to afford to take care of it. How is that going to happen? They can barely take care of what they have now. Ride down almost any street in the city. And now the city is going to take on even more?
I was curious, so I checked, and if the city is able to annex all that is planned, there will be a road that city road staff is responsible for that is 6 miles away from the Marengo’s home base. This just doesn’t sound good for the people living in Marengo nor the new soon-to-be constituents.
To me it is clear. If you look at these new responsibilities the city is taking on, this is a no-win for taxpayers who have to pay for it and the folks who will now be living in the city 6 miles away from road workers.
Ask your City Council representative about it soon. This is happening very quickly for some reason.