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To the Editor:
How long do we have to look at this mess?

I’m referring to the mess along the railroad tracks that run through our front and backyards in Carrollton.

Don’t get me wrong folks, I’m all for government stimulus. $20 million to help 11 railroads and 10 businesses undergo rail freight improvement projects, stimulate economic development and reduce traffic congestion. One thousand two hundred ninety jobs will be created, 13,003 jobs will be maintained and required truck trips will be reduced by 589,797 annually. “Protecting our most vulnerable citizens and continuing economic investment to support our communities and businesses.”

Wonderful; what a great idea. I can see it happening. The only problem is they forgot to create one job – the clean up crew. Drive through any railroad crossing in Carrollton and you’ll see what I’m talking about. It’s a mess. That didn’t just start yesterday.  We’re going on our second year of looking at all the debris left over from the revamping of the tracks.

I personally think Carrollton is a beautiful town. The railroad is not helping to keep our city clean. I don’t think we should wait for Mother Nature to take care of the problem. Something needs to be done to change this situation.

Daniel W. Siedler
Carrollton, OH

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