2017-03-19 / Opinion


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In support of new library

Build it and they will come. That’s what I say about a new library. If Lapeer can’t or won’t support a library that’s all about literacy, education and culture that would be a sad statement on this community.

I will support a library millage, just as I support school millages. You can’t have a dynamic community without either.

Colleen Johnson


Scale down library

I’m an avid book reader, and might support a new library. But I guess I would’ve like to see a “Plan B” scenario, a scaled back version that wouldn’t cost nearly $13 million. That’s a lot of money. They could buy a lot of current books with the money they could save.

DeWayne Liebler

Oregon Township

Demand better than ‘good’

I agree with Jeff Franklin in the paper (in March 15 edition of Sound Off). There are a lot of doubters and negative people that seem to be coming out of the woodwork regarding plans for a new library. Rather than settle for “good enough” it would nice for a change for Lapeer County to raise the bar and ask for excellence.

Mila Kutcher


A huge expensive gamble

Why would the library purchase land for a new library if they don’t even know if the people will support a millage? That’s like a person buying furniture for a new home and they don’t know if the bank will approve a mortgage for the purchase. The land purchase seems like a huge expensive gamble, considering I don’t know of anyone who thinks they need a new library.

Marilyn Durham

Elba Township

No future in libraries

Who goes to libraries anymore? Nobody I know. I don’t see any reason why people should be asked to raise their taxes for something that doesn’t have a future.

Anita Redman

Oregon Township

More space, more books

It’s one thing to ask people if they would like a new library, but ask people if they even go to the library. My guess is very few people do.

But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have a better facility. Maybe with more space they would have more new books. That’s my biggest complaint.

Nicole Gleason

Oregon Township

‘Thanks’ for groceries

I would like to thank the nice lady who paid for my groceries at Meijer last Thursday. It was very thoughtful, and I appreciate it very much.

Carol Hartman

Lapeer Township

Poor will lose out

So here we go folks, especially if you’re poor or elderly we’re in trouble. “Trumpcare” will result in fewer people with insurance, not more as Trump promised. But Republicans don’t care because the rich will be better off and the middle class and poor will lose out again. What’s new?

Jason Colins

Imlay City

Put up traffic signal

I can’t believe the Michigan Dept. of Transportation has to do more study for a traffic signal at Turrill and M-24. How many more people have to be killed there? Two more, three more? It’s ridiculous. They need to put up the light now, not six months or a year from now.

Valerie Blanchard

Elba Township

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