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September 27, 2013

To the editor: Thank goodness we have a city council in Cape Coral that will demand everyone have city water that no one can afford....

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linda53

Sep-27-13 6:48 PM

Free ride is over..the current Cape ratepayers have carried the burden long enough. Now everyone will share the burden. Step up and take responsibility for living in our City and stop the whining!

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Raydunavant

Sep-27-13 7:16 PM

AMEN!

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johngalt

Sep-27-13 9:35 PM

Miss Nelson you do understand linda 5.3 & raytardo want you to pay-up and starve or move on... You're not welcome here if your funds are lacking. Your opinion matters not, just your bank account. We have a big city machine to feed and cannot live without!

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Packer

Sep-28-13 10:17 AM

Ms. Nelson... You should be upset! We had a council of angry old men that accomplished nothing and did nothing, now we are left holding the bag. They prolonged a project that is a state mandate and we do not have a choice but to get it done. Now we have a council that has chosen to pull there head out of the sand and deal with it.

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grumpy19

Sep-28-13 10:39 AM

To those that are complaining about the UEP. when you purchased your house. you should have known city water and sewer was going to come. If you claim you didn't know, shame on you for not doing research. Packer: The UEP was put on hold because the economy tanked. It was very expensive and many people had either lost their jobs or were struggling to make ends meet and avoid foreclosure. The economy has improved and the price for city water and sewer installation is less expensive. Anyone who purchased their home and didn't save for the UEP is a fool. I finally paid off mine and it was not as cheap as it is today. The North water plant was built for those that were to come online. We ratepayers have been paying for that plant. Now the new customers will share the burden. The idea to put water only in the north Cape is ludicrous. Why put one service in and then come back and tear up the roads a second time to put sewer in. I also wonder how many septic tanks have overflowed with

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Packer

Sep-28-13 10:53 AM

Grump you are correct, the economy did tank and it was put on hold. Now it is time to move forward. Not to mention that it is a source of employment. With better than average paying jobs, it is a no brainier. I totally agree, about North cape! Get it in the ground and get it done! One of the concepts behind the project is to do wary with septic.

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Raydunavant

Sep-28-13 11:17 AM

Grumpy, Water first does not disturb the roads. They will be replaced when sewer service is installed.

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leadorfollow

Sep-28-13 12:32 PM

If prices now are lower than they ever have been, or will be (that's what we've been told), then why not contract the entirety of the north end of the city and get this project over with. No more political football. As a property owner in the north parts of the city, I will feel cheated if my costs for installation are higher than those currently are being assessed. Also to Packer: how much do you think the immigrants getting these jobs to lay pipe in the ground are getting paid? I would love to see that audit. I think you would be very disappointed. Also, is there any stipulation in the contract about hiring citizens of Cape Coral? Probably not. Our council is not pro-Cape business, as many of you would assume. They have a record of it, if you would bother to check. Grumpy: how much do you think your water bill will decrease with the addition of SW 6/7? I'd like to know real numbers upon completion. Thanks.

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grumpy19

Sep-28-13 12:35 PM

Raydunavant: You must live in a dream world. Where are the water mains going to be buried? Not in the swales, that's for sure. They will be put in the roads like the rest of the Cape. Water mains where I live in the Cape are in the road. Besides all of that, it makes no sense monetarily to go into an area twice to install something that should have been done at the same time.

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grumpy19

Sep-28-13 12:37 PM

leadorfollow: water rates are due to go down 3% with the restart of the UEP. I do agree that the entire Cape should be scheduled at the prices for the UEP now. No more waiting for density. If water and sewer is made available all over the city, just maybe more people will decide to come and live here.

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Packer

Sep-28-13 2:43 PM

@LorF... Where did you find a document that said immigrants would be installing the system?

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leadorfollow

Sep-28-13 3:16 PM

Packer: No documents needed. Just a hunch. Let's watch who shows up to work everyday. Probably going to be carloads coming from Bonita and Lehigh/East Ft. Myers everyday. That's what happens with most construction projects in our area. I would wager more than 50% of the workers. Think I'm wrong? Maybe you own a company that stands to make a big profit from this UEP. @grumpy: Water/sewer has nothing to do with people coming here. Cape Coral grew in the 80's and early 90's and it wasn't because of the availability of municipal water and sewer. Now the ruse is up and people are realizing that the Cape has nothing to offer other than a place to rest your head at night. Now for about 20 thousand more dollars.

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Raydunavant

Sep-28-13 3:31 PM

Grumpy, the water lines that are going in now and in the future are in the right of way, not under the road. Only the sewer is under the road.

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onlythetruth

Sep-28-13 7:43 PM

Grumpy19..the UEP was NOT stopped due to the economy, but due to in-fighting on the dais. Period. It had absolutely NOTHING to do with the economy, it just happened to coincide with the economy tanking that's all.

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onlythetruth

Sep-28-13 7:47 PM

MRCommonSense, please elaborate on the 5% pay raises. I was not aware of this.

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grumpy19

Sep-29-13 10:31 AM

onlythetruth: It was shelved because of the economy. The people it was going to affect showed up in force at Council meetings and their mantra was and still is, "Now is not the time". The only infighting I recall was an accusation of conflict of interest against then Mayor Burch.

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linda53

Oct-01-13 8:11 PM

ahhh John Galt..Still the gloom and doom of paradise.. Its time for those that have been dodging the UEP to step up and take responsibility for their Hookup to water and sewer. You can paint it anyway you want but it doesn't change the fact that SW6& 7 is moving forward with N 1-8 to follow soon behind..

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