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Letter to the Editor
Monday, June 9, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Reps unresponsive

I am really wondering where our elected officials are these days. They don't seem to respond to phone calls or emails.

In Delmont, we are fighting to stop Speedway from building a gas station/truck stop right next to a residential area. Our zoning board ruled that the station was legal but could not have an entrance on West Pittsburgh Street.

Speedway is appealing that decision in court. That is where our elected officials come in.

We had asked that state Rep. Tim Krieger please attend three separate meetings on this issue. He did not attend any of them.

I then contacted U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus by phone and email. I asked for his help in the same matter. I did get a letter back from his office but it addressed health care, not Speedway — go figure.

A few weeks ago, I contacted U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy's office to set up an appointment to meet with him in person. I was told to send an email and explain what I wanted to talk about. I did that and have not heard anything.

I feel that once elected, they forget about us.

Over 90 percent of the families in Delmont don't want this in our town, as we circulated a petition. Can anyone let me know how to get our representatives to help us?

I am sure we will see them in November. By then, it will be too late for our town.

Julie Walczer


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