Nina Faust

Council members deserve respect

I appreciate David Lewis, Catriona Reynolds and Donna Aderhold sponsoring the recent resolution that in my mind reflected what Homer represents — caring, compassion and respect for all. It simply restated what is already law as a reminder. Resolutions are not laws, they are opinions. Being able to have a resolution brought to the council is a free speech issue. Constituents sometimes write them, council members introduce them, and we the people debate them.

Snowmachiners, please respect private property

Property along East Skyline Drive, from East Hill Road to half a mile past the school bus turn around and all along Ohlson Mountain Road past Lookout Mountain, is all private property. There is no public land in this area anywhere along these two roads.

Skyline landowners remind snowmachine operators that running your machine anywhere in this area is illegal and driving off the roadway constitutes trespass on private land.

Tidal power, not natural gas line, would better serve Homer, state

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fter much thought, I have decided to register my objection to the City’s Natural Gas Distribution System Special Assessment District.  Based on strong scientific evidence regarding the impacts of burning fossil fuels on climate change and ocean acidification, I believe that investing in a natural gas distribution system is the wrong type of energy infrastructure for the city to be investing in now.  

If you want to object you do have to file your vote of objection with the city by Jan. 25, 2013, or your vote automatically counts as a non-objection.

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