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TO THE EDITOR:

To my neighbors in Eddy County:

I like you enjoy living outside the city limits. I too do not want to be over regulated. I am the first to call the county when I see lots that are overgrown in weeds that present health and fire risks to me and my neighbors. The county is quick to respond and the landowner has the weeds cut down quickly.

What concerns me most is the devaluation of my property due to folks that have junk and clutter all over their property. In my case and in most cases this is not a problem. All I am saying is that the county can be an ally to us in times of need.

OK, I agree this ordinance over reaches and it will fail. More can be accomplished working together than putting letters in the paper to incite the good people of our county. Please be a part of a solution and not always part of the problem working with commissioners and staff. Volunteer to be on a committee when a vacancy arises. After the dust settles, the members of planning and development may say adios!

Mr. Kalka, I cannot agree with you in praising our state for good fiscal management after the sweeping of millions of dollars occurred, taking much needed money away from our county and our schools.

Happy 2018 everyone.

Royce Pearson
Eddy County Resident