On July 28, 2015, Collinsville Mayor John Miller made the news when topsoil worth about $1,500 was delivered to level his backyard. That should be remembered for the comments he made at the April 10 meeting. Miller said, “I am asking for your respect and the acknowledgment that we are doing the best we can for the community.”
After “dirtgate” he can hardly expect respect. At the same meeting Miller said, “... the newspapers can print anything without getting the facts to back it up, and they do that quite regularly.”
It doesn’t seem that would obtain respect either.
Bob DesPain, Collinsville
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