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At least the speed limit now fits

Posted: July 4, 2013 - 12:19pm  |  Updated: July 5, 2013 - 8:38am

The Cohoe road goes from pavement back to gravel. Unbelievable! Why? Because some powers that be, want pavement near where they live and do not want to waste it on the Cohoe road.

We pay city sales tax for what benefits? They get pavement, sidewalks, water, sewer, television and snow removal and we get what? Give us a tax-exempt card and see what a blow that would be to city finances.

When the Cohoe road was paved the first-time, the borough assembly learned that it could have authority over the DOT. They tested this by freezing the speed zone on the North Cohoe Loop at 45 mph. The troopers, who generally serve society but will even more readily serve themselves, knew that people would do over 45 on a new stretch of pavement. They went to Cohoe for their ticket quota. They passed out ticket after ticket compliments of the borough assembly, another organization that is supposed to serve society. I am reminded of a line from “Grapes of Wrath”: “Every time I see the work service I think of servicing a heifer and I wonder who’s getting screwed.”

From pavement back to gravel. At least now the speed limit fits. 45 mph is the speed for improved gravel. No thanks to the greedy leaders responsible!

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spwright
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spwright 07/08/13 - 03:48 pm
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$Free$ ?

I think this author may have misunderstood WHO pays for
water, sewer, sidewalks,curb & gutter & all of those nice things you see in the city neighborhoods.

News Flash ! The RESIDENTS of the CITY PAY for ALL OF THAT. Residents vote for improvements, approve Bonds to finance the project. The Residents that receive that construction & benefits PAY for that thru increased Property Tax Mill Rate for decades & many Generations .

Kinda like OUR HOSPITAL that belongs to the RESIDENTS of the CENTRAL KENAI PENINSULA. 30 very long years later Our Hospital is finally Paid For.

SPW

Suss
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Suss 07/08/13 - 06:32 pm
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"television and snow removal"

How does one "get television" by living in the city as compared to Cohoe? Snow removal is pretty much the same in the Boro or City, your road gets plowed, sometimes. Life is short, move to where you will be happy and don't wait for government to make you happy, nobody lives that long.

spwright
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spwright 07/08/13 - 07:02 pm
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CareTaker ?

I think this is the GentleMan that Volunteered to Care For the Kasilof Cemetery for many many years ? Not certain of that ?

Sounds to me like He is P Oed cuz some sections of Cohoe Loop are paved near him is not paved.

SPW

Redbrdee
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Redbrdee 07/08/13 - 10:22 pm
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Suss: Don't comment on subjects of which you are ignorant

If you had lived here very long you would know that the long suffering residents of North Cohoe Loop have endured a terrible, dangerous road particularly in winter when the ice in its long, uneven cracks causes drivers to lose control of their cars and also in summer when tens of thousands of dipnetters who do not live on the Kenai Peninsula come and trash our neighborhood. Instead of telling us to leave you should leave. Many of us are tired of smart mouthed commenters from who knows where butting in where they have no business. For those of us who have put up with this road for so long and the utter contempt on the part of Rep. Mike Chenault (Paul Seaton was not representing us at the time) who I believe is the person responsible for this in the last year of his representing us we have a few bones to pick with the powers that be: Chenault and whatever you want to call the person we are enduring as governor. They could give a reduction in price of billions of dollars to the oil companies who are profiting hugely from Alaska's oil but not fix this road. Recently Tustumena Road was paved with asphalt and it has many fewer residents and no dipnetters. The elections are coming and maybe we can all give these clowns the boot.....

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spwright 07/08/13 - 10:39 pm
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Redbrdee

7/8/13 In order to give these Politicians "The Boot" as You say.
The People that Live on North Cohoe Loop would have to VOTE & participate in Democracy.
I don't see that Happening anytime soon. Look at the Voter Turn-Out in the last August Primary Election. That is a Embrassment.
Un-Declared Independent Voters are the Majority of Voters in your area & the entire St of Alaska & they brag about being such very Good Americans NOT ! They won't even make to Time to VOTE.
Thanks for Listening SPW "Airborne"

Redbrdee
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Redbrdee 07/08/13 - 11:17 pm
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spwright

Actually sp..you find rather long lines at our fire station when we vote.

spwright
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spwright 07/09/13 - 05:00 am
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Good Thing

Tue 7/9/13 That's Music to this Ole ParaTrooper's ears !
Long lines at the Voting booth. !

NOT at the Soldotna Sports Center the worst Voter Turn-Out of the entire Peninsula.
Thanks for Listening Retiree SPW "Airborne"

Suss
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Suss 07/09/13 - 07:21 am
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Attitude Is Everything

No one is going to listen to a nasty, whiny, complaining individual. Cohoe got paved and it was a welcomed and publicly unrequested surprise to most everyone back then. Do you remember the former speaker of the house that made that happen? She would have walked out and away from your rants. Personality plus charm is lacking and a need for a lobbyist seems to be in order for your possible salvation. City folks pay for their roads to be improved, there is no reason to resent them. Life is short and it is hard on the ones that are short on people skills. Wish you luck with Juneau; you are going to need a whole lot of it. Again, if you are miserable where you are, move! Don't take that negative crap to town, leave it in Cohoe. SWP voter turnout for the last election;Summary For Kasilof 130 voted out of 2302 registered voters for a total of 5.6% Maybe they all vote at once to form the long lines.

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