Maintenance, is not something which is important to the Town of White Springs.
This morning I overheard a conversation relative to the ball field. Apparently when the prisoners mow, that is all they are required to do. But it needs further maintenance whereby the field itself is like concrete and never worked up; and obviously as a result the ball field is not being used by anyone except about 20 adults who have to watch how they fall so they are not injured.
Furthermore there is no area for skateboarding or basketball which is sad indeed. There are no activities for people monthly which may assist in lowering crimes. It does not matter if it is a dance for single adults; a dance for younger people, picnics and contests such as talent shows, horseshoes for the older folks, etc. We could possibly again become a community as it was years ago, instead of all this infighting, crime, drugs and corruption..
Also I know I complained about this before, but I did not include part of the story. The Women’s Center/Community Center is not open unless one pays to use it. That to me does not make sense because a community center should be for the community to utilize as they wish; to play cards; to prepare a meal for friends; a place to just socialize or a place to keep warm in bad weather.
We had recently what was called in my opinion a Pogonip. The word pogonip is a meteorological term used to describe an uncommon occurrence: frozen fog. The word was coined by Native Americans to describe the frozen fogs of fine ice needles that occur in the mountain valleys of the western United States in December. However, this time it was in Florida. Everything was white and large frozen branches fell, one of which fell on our van and we had to pay to have the glass repaired. It was during this time that there was no electricity again and for those who do not have gas/propane stoves of any kind, you are about to freeze. One of our citizens tried to get into the Community Center and found there was no generator or any place to get warm and his house was freezing. As a result he came to a meeting and asked for a generator to be placed in the Community Center for those out in the cold so there would be some place to go. I do not know if this has been remedied and I inquired about it to the Citizen and he did not know either if anything would be done. Yet we can definitely pay for legal fees because Stacy Tebo is far more important to Rhett Bullard, Willie Jefferson and Tonja Brown than the citizens whose taxes pay for Town services.
Karin for the blog