To the Editor,
The changing face of Weirton. Secret societies and fairy tales.
There is something people shouldn't like about secrets or fairy tales.
The city should be lawyering up. Now we have negotiations going on with ArcelorMittal over sale of certain properties they're selling to a company that has Mittal arbitrating with the city for the kitchen sink for the deal to go through.
Secrets. How long is the Lee Avenue Bridge going to be closed? It's a vital link to downtown and Weir High School with football, soccer seasons coming.
Just a little satire when speaking of playing home games at the new Weir High stadium. Every opponent will have to be sent a find-a-puzzle map to the stadium. Can you imagine standing on a corner and someone asking for directions to the stadium?
Go 'dis way, 'dat way and turn right. No, that's the long way. Try this, take Cove Road, turn left on Weir Avenue, right on Power House Road, turn right on Red Rider Road. No place to park. "That's the stadium."
Once the secret companies get in your pocket, they don't play nice. Chesapeake to drill under Brooke High School. Chesapeake Energy plans to drill near Wheeling Park High School. The folks that signed the leases are now worried about the children's safety. Chesapeake lawyered up. Replies. Don't worry, everything will be all right.
Speculation and fairy tales don't work. Remember the ISG takeover of Weirton Steel. It was heaven-sent and wound up the work of the devil. We're down to 800 employees.
Before the city abandons streets up North Weirton, lets the Lee Avenue Bridge stay closed indefinitely, the negotiations should be with the secret companies as to their plans and a timetable. Trust me it's a fairytale.
Mayor Kondik and council should be vigilant. The administration shouldn't make any deals with Mittal for street closures or whose going to repair Lee Avenue Bridge until we meet with secret companies and what their plans are, and a timetable to complete it or they'll rape the city blind.
The city can't be bamboozled into thinking they're being anti-business for having a code enforcement policy. Without rules and regulation, every city in America would look like the world after all the people are gone.