Irene Reber, St. Joseph
As a concerned citizen of St. Joseph, I would like to know if everyone has received a card in the mail saying, “City of St. Joseph information you need to know.” It was sent out by WSB and Associates Inc. They will host a community workshop on Monday, Oct. 13 discussing community facility needs. I [helped circulate] the petition about city hall [that helped defeat the push for a government center]. I think it’s very important we all attend this meeting and let them know what we want or don’t want. I attended a city council meeting in May, where Bob Loso brought up at the meeting the option of buying the Burt Zimmer house for a historical society center. I spoke up in favor of buying it and the mayor pointed his finger at me and asked me off. He should have asked me to step up to the podium. It was on the agenda for years, that if the Zimmer house ever came up for sale, the city should buy it. It would’ve been the ideal spot for a historical society center or the police station. I appreciated Steve Frank listening to the people opposing the proposed plan for the new city government center.