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This is in response to Commissioner Dodson’s statement about the potholes in his precint and the rest of the precints. He stated that they did not have the money to fill the potholes that are being made in the roads in the county.

Maybe if they gave back some of the money from the hefty raise of over $4,000 that the commissioners gave themselves without voter approval, then a lot of the potholes could be filled. I know that commissioner Dodson did not have anything to do with the commissioners giving themselves a raise, but he sure as heck did not refuse to take it.

The commissioners of the county gave themselves that raise, even though the citizens of Ellis County are having to do with a lot less or completely without.

Everyone’s taxes keep going up, the cost of fuel and groceries and utilities and everything else too, but the commissioners seem to think that they can give themselves a raise whenever they please—and they have.

I think that they should give the raise back. Especially during these times of great stress that the citizens of Ellis County are experiencing.

Also, commissioner Dodson said that his crews do not have the necesssary material to fill in the potholes. If they do not have the material to fill the potholes and make repairs, then what are the patch crews doing during the day that they do not have anything to do, due to lack of materials?

Sitting around?

I think that the commissioners should be held accountable for their actions, just the same way that our other elected representatives should be, maybe even more because they are more visible on a daily basis. I have been trying to get commissioner Dodson to fix Liska road between Ensign Rd. and Lakeview Dr. for over two months and the road is next to impassable.

I always got the excuse that they cannot fill the potholes when there is water in them. Understandable! But what about all the times that there wasn’t any water in the potholes? Now the traffic that used to go down Liska Rd. is going down Lakeview Dr. and that road is starting to get worse and worse.

Liska road is so bad, that some local resident took his own tractor and tried to drag some of the rock that was along the sides into the potholes. However, after a few of the cars drove over them, the rock was knocked out by the tires and the holes are just as bad as before.

Talking to the commissioners does no good, therefore, maybe something will be done after they read this letter, probably more talk.

Elick Marusak


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