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Letter To The Editor - Sewer Project


Fred L. Taylor



Dear Editor:

I was sitting here in my chair looking out at the lake. After I looked up over fifty (50) pieces of property owned by a “camp grounds”. Oh yah, it’s a religious one. So I was thinking separation of Church and state. What this means folks is they cannot receive or except any monies from our government. That’s the law of our great land. So monies LCRUD has received for the Shipshewana West project was under false pretences. That money is ours the tax payers not the non tax payers. (i.e.) Churches, remember separation of church and state. That’s the way I see it and that is just one man’s opinion of it.

Then I was thinking what if the sewers go in and let’s say (my opinion) they sell lots to a developer/builder to build homes on. Now then a few properties they own some taxes are being paid on them. All the others are tax free, then a home is built and now the new owner pays property taxes. Now then the church makes a lot of money selling those lots but where it bothers me is they don’t have to pay any capital gains tax. Remember that’s separation of church and state.

Also under the new law they can purchase a meter “the camp grounds”, to meter waste water “sewage” the sewer district LCRUD won’t let you a home owner do that. To me that doesn’t seem fair. We should have a choice to buy one ourselves or not.

I look at it this way; there must be envestors in buying this property. The Shipshewana Lake Association Board is the one pushing for the sewers. Look at what those board members do for a living.

Remember when I was talking about investors & developers earlier? Well one member is a mortgage loan originator/real estate agent. Made me stop and say hum! I just wonder if it could be, I don’t think someone would actually do that. Not that I wouldn’t put it past them though. Money makes people do strange things.

What I would ask of all property owners to do is stand up be strong men and women and tell The Shipshewana Lake Association to stop over stepping their grounds. They like to get into your wallets and purses but don’t ask. I believe that when things like the sewer project comes up they should of sent out post cards to all property owners and have them vote on it. This country is still a democracy not a dictatorship. That is what myself and my forefathers fought for. You remember our Constitution don’t you? Well I do.

So I challenge all Shipshewana Lake property owners to get the word out to all lake property owners. Let’s take our lake back this June at the annual lake association meeting. If we do not, this lake association will still be run by dictators that think they are exempt from any accountability. You know the President of the USA is held responsible for how he runs this country. On the other hand the President of our Lake Association and his cabinet members are not accountable for anything they do.

Just ask one the next time you see one of them.

There are other ways to clean up our lake. I can show results to you that it can be done in a short period of time. Plus our lake will look like it did 30-40 years ago. The sewers my show results in 30-40 years, not in my life time. Plus my way is thousands of dollars cheaper than the cost of sewers. All I need is 300 property owners to join in on this project the minimum would be 150 but cost doubles. (Still cheaper than sewers.) Remember we live in a democracy not a dictatorship. Ask and it will be given unto you, seek and yea shall find. NOT tell you that you will do this, an too bad you don’t like it.

I can be reached at email will try to answer your questions. Leave phone number and name. Put Shipshe Lake in subject line. I will at that time give you dollar figures. Don’t waste my time or yours if you are a board member, I know who you all are. You just don’t know what the word choice means let alone have it in your vocabulary.