To the editor:
I feel compelled to write you after hearing the concerns of a dear friend. As you know, the county is planning a large new office building to help county staff do their jobs, but also to improve (we hope) their delivery of services to the public. What you may not have heard much about is the $2 million they are spending for another new building nowhere near other services.
They are planning a new addition to be attached to the Road Department building on Yarrington Road, and they will move the Environmental Health Department out there when it’s finished. It seems to me that $2M tax dollars would be better spent to improve customer service rather than move the service(s) that far out of town and away from other services. What ever happened to the notion of “one stop shopping?” If they really need a new building they should build it on land closer to other county services.
My friend is concerned about losing his/her job by complaining to county officials about what many other colleagues see as bad customer service. Please don’t think this is just some silly election year mud slinging. This is about doing the right thing with our hard earned money.
Thank you for listening.