Dear Editor:

A party or person called and left a message telling me that I accused two county employees of stealing, only because I used the term “milking the system,” which does not mean stealing. What it means is personnel or employees receive good wages or salaries and their employer isn’t getting his money worth, or they are overpaid for amount of work performed by an individual.

Also, a slight error or misprint in last letter, I mentioned large gravel on CR 700 which is 2 1/2 to 3 or 3 1/2-inch minus aggregate, not “2 1/2 of 3.”

For many, many years, the county had operators and motor graders throughout the county, one machine and operator at Arboles, one machine and operator at Trujillo for CR 500, one machine and operator for upper and lower Blanco, one machine and operator for Edith, upper and lower Navajo and Chromo, one machine and operator for upper Piedra, one machine and operator for Mill Creek, Fawn Gulch, Three Meadows area. Now supervisors keep all the machines bunched up. They will never get ahead or keep up with road problems. Many areas around the county that need gravel will not get it before winter.

So, please, county commissioners, get involved and see that road and bridge operations are run right.

Chris Chavez

This story was posted on September 13, 2012.