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Drop bleachers issue

Published: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Regarding the bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School, kudos to Judge Meyer for displaying common sense in denying a restraining order given the project’s 95 percent completion.

To the residents involved and the city, as a taxpayer, I urge you to use common sense as well. Do you honestly want or expect a teardown/reconstruct at taxpayer expense? Are the egos and bureaucratic procedures involved so important it will allow a lawsuit to proceed with taxpayers footing litigation costs to prosecute and/or defend both governmental entities at the same time? To what end, a few more feet of structural setback, the city’s construction permit fee, or the pride of a “I told you so”?

The fact is ambiguity in the statutes exist, and a project moved forward.

At this point, I would expect our citizens and elected and employed personnel to consider the bigger picture and facts as they stand today; right now – not how they should or would have ideally liked them to be.

We expect this matter to be resolved quickly, with common sense, without litigation and with minimal cost to the overburdened taxpayers. I appreciate the frustration on all sides, but at 95 percent completion, please, enough already.

And thanks, judge, for setting the tone.

Go, Gators.

Mike Kisly

Crystal Lake

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