Letters to the Editor

First impressions count

Regarding Don Bertelsmann’s letter, I would like to ask Bertelsmann why the west-end entrance to the city should not be comparable to the other entryways? The residents of west Belleville deserve the same funding and privileges as all other citizens.

I applaud Mayor Mark Eckert for his efforts to remove the derelict properties from our entrance and eliminate an eyesore visible to all people entering and exiting our city. We plan to landscape the area to coordinate with Hackman Island across the street on West Main Street, which will greatly improve the overall appearance of the entryway.

Dovie Vowell-Steele