"My Town and Yours" Thoughts and Observations of Mark Lange
Let the Light Shine
by Mark Lange,posted Aug 28 2013 6:12AM
The approval of the repair of 43 street lights in the Burnett Heights neighborhood of Vincennes is great news - especially for the folks who live in the neighborhood and those who walk and run the hills above Gregg Park. Those lights - with underground wiring haven't worked well for decades and it's time they were fixed. Does that sound like a guy who will finally have a street light that works on his block? Probably because that's the case. It's also the same feeling we each get when our tax dollars seem to come directly back to us. It's like getting your block paved - been years for my block. It's like getting your sewers cleaned - been a while for that too. It's like when your fire plugs are checked - well THAT gets done like clock work.
While a lot of things our taxes do help us indirectly, those rare times when something actually helps you right at home are pretty sweet.