To the editor:
I was extremely disappointed to read that our city council voted to reduce the safety of our community by trimming law enforcement hours.
This is following a 2008 request by the city to increase law enforcement coverage from the now requested 48 to 52 hours.
Have things changed that much in the past five years in our community to warrant a decrease?
Maybe it was the whopping 2 percent drop in crime reports over these past five years? It certainly wasn’t because Monticello has the county’s second highest occurrence of multiple types of crime including murder, criminal sexual conduct, robbery, burglary, motor vehicle theft, among others.
Of note, citizens should be aware that with the 52-hour contract, we are also getting an investigator and a sergeant.
Say bye-bye to them, and then say thank you to Clint, Glen, Lloyd and Tom for keeping the safety of the citizens of Monticello at the forefront of their agenda.
Why don’t you go spend some money on FiberNet, cell phone towers or other really important things?