Putting too much blame on supervisors

Published 10:36 am Friday, August 5, 2016

Dear Editor,

In recent local newspaper articles, I have read of concerns a few citizens have with how the county board of supervisors conducts county business. Specific concerns mentioned are the time meetings are held, free meals while conducting county business, complaints about the construction of the new courthouse and holding closed door meetings. 

As a taxpayer and voter of Charlotte County, I have no problem or complaints of the above mentioned issues.

We, the citizens of Charlotte County elected the board of supervisors to represent our concerns and interests for the county. As for myself, and I am sure there are a lot more citizens in the county who feel the same way as I do.

It seems there is a select group of people in the county who have taken it upon themselves to be the watchdogs for the county. Then, if things aren’t done to their way of thinking, they become unglued at the seams.

They tend to blame everything on the board of supervisors. This type of action is uncalled for and inappropriate for both the county and the board of supervisors. This type of conduct by a select few makes it hard for the supervisors to conduct county business.

I will close by saying I appreciate what the board of supervisors do for me and the county. I support them 100 percent. They are a group of dedicated, honest, hardworking people trying to do their best for the county they love.

By the way, no one on the board of supervisors asked that I write this letter nor has any board member done anything for me.

Harold Catron

Charlotte Court House