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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Nashua should set spending priorities

Letter to the Editor

This letter is to the aldermen and women, board of education and finance committee. Why are we spending $762,000 on preserving a chimney? Paying thousands to a consulting firm to tell them which site to put a playground; and $222,204 for two new trucks and an additional $150,499 to outfit them.

The paper also stated that the Finance Committee earlier this year approved four more trucks and $287,726 to outfit them. How much is the Broad Street Parkway costing, and what will the Main Street sidewalk renovations cost when done? No one seems to know that number. And on top of that, we were paying their meals too (Sausage King and TJs Deli). Remember, the person who approved that moved on to a job in Massachusetts. ...

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This letter is to the aldermen and women, board of education and finance committee. Why are we spending $762,000 on preserving a chimney? Paying thousands to a consulting firm to tell them which site to put a playground; and $222,204 for two new trucks and an additional $150,499 to outfit them.

The paper also stated that the Finance Committee earlier this year approved four more trucks and $287,726 to outfit them. How much is the Broad Street Parkway costing, and what will the Main Street sidewalk renovations cost when done? No one seems to know that number. And on top of that, we were paying their meals too (Sausage King and TJs Deli). Remember, the person who approved that moved on to a job in Massachusetts.

The police have a $12,000 granite sign approved by the aldermen. I think the mayor did not approve that. Crime is up in Nashua and the police asked for more officers. Couldn’t that sign money be used toward that?

The city seems so wasteful. Don’t get me wrong. I believe in investing to keep Nashua nice, but it seems so many projects all at once, and don’t we need money for our schools too? I just think we should prioritize the needs of Nashua and its residents.

Cheryl Fulton,

Nashua