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Mail Call - Feb. 8

February 07, 2013

“This is for the lady from Hagerstown, about her electric bill that’s usually around $90 and it was $239. I also had that problem. Mine’s usually in the 80s, maybe in the 90s, even though I am on a budget plan, it usually doesn’t go above that, and I had a $369 bill. It was an estimate. Look at your bill, honey, if they estimated it. I have no idea ... but that’s what they did. So she needs to call them and make sure that they don’t do it again. And all they’re going to do is tell her to read it herself.”
— Hagerstown

“Here we go again. You put comments in about the new mayor, but you would never put any comments in about the old mayor, Bruchey. He must own that paper company.”
— Hagerstown

“This is Wednesday morning, Jan. 30. I’m reading Mail Call. I see where someone has called and said that David Gysberts — has constructive criticism for Mayor David Gysberts. No. 1, you do not have to wear a suit and a tie. All it takes is brains and intelligence to be mayor. The former mayor Bruchey did not wear a suit and tie everywhere he went, and as far as I’m concerned, me and many other people voted for David Gysberts. He’s a wonderful man, and will make a wonderful mayor.”
— North End

“In reference to what’s in Mail Call this morning about Mayor Gysberts, what he wore to one of the meetings, clothing has nothing to do with his abilities and know-how. He is doing a good job. Stay off of his back, let him do his job, no matter what he wears.”
— Hagerstown

“This is on property taxes. It’s really got me disgusted. I pick up Wednesday morning’s paper and see where the city eyes possible property tax hike. Are these people in the City of Hagerstown crazy? You can’t rent a place, you can’t sell a place in the city of Hagerstown now, and they’re making all this money off these speed cameras, but yet they want to raise property taxes on senior citizens and everybody.”
— Hagerstown

“You know, I live on Gay Street, right next to Woodmoor, out here in Halfway, and on Gay Street there’s a school path from Gay Street up to the school where these children have to travel, and I sit here in my living room and watch these cars go down the road, I mean high-speed, and no thought of anything. So I would like for the deputy sheriff to patrol Gay Street a little bit more, and for people who do drive down Gay Street to think. So please be careful, please. We don’t want any child to get hit.”
— Hagerstown

“I think it’s not right, about the cutoff for the fire department. If our houses burn down, we’ve got to wait on Williamsport, Sharpsburg, Funkstown or Boonsboro to respond? Fairplay’s closer. I think you guys should take another look and see what can be done, because in my opinion, if my house burns down and Fairplay can’t respond, it’s going to be down anyway. So I think you better reconsider having Fairplay. Everybody else is against it, too. Reinstate them.”
— Fairplay

“Well, I see our new congressman from the 6th Congressional District, didn’t take him long to jump on the Obama bandwagon on gun control. I’m sure that when Nancy Pelosi tells him to march, he’ll be lockstep with President Obama and all the rest of the left-wing liberals down there, because this guy’s tried to pull the wool over everybody’s eyes that he’s not, but he is.”
— Hagerstown

“After reading about the shutdown of the Fairplay Fire Company, I want to ask a question. Is there any type of ongoing, proactive investigative program in the county fire and rescue system, to identify and confront serious problems in a fire company before they reach a crisis stage? Let’s hear an answer from someone on this.”
— Hagerstown

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