To the anonymous writers of the SOUND OFFs on the mayoral vacancy in the January 4 edition of the Crookston Daily Times: If you are worried about barking at a dog park or make a donation to the Toys for Tots, feel free to be anonymous. If you are angry enough to ridicule members in community service on a public forum you should buck up and sign the column with your name.

    To the anonymous writers of the SOUND OFFs on the mayoral vacancy in the January 4 edition of the Crookston Daily Times: If you are worried about barking at a dog park or make a donation to the Toys for Tots, feel free to be anonymous. If you are angry enough to ridicule members in community service on a public forum you should buck up  and sign the column with your name.

    These are the negative members of society that forbid progress in our community, pointing the finger but never wanting to get involved with the problem.

    Remember, the “good ole boys club” members are all voted on by the community, not appointed by the mayor.

    They were in accord with the charter when Wayne Melbye was appointed mayor. If someone felt railroaded at that meeting, it should have been brought up before the resolution.

    Railroaded is probably how the new vice mayor felt after reading the resolution and it being motioned to delay.

    Wayne Melbye has served 14 years on the city council and was a volunteer firefighter for 20 years, also being involved on their governing board. He was asked to come in to serve out a term for two years.

    The City of Crookston would not be in this position had the previous mayor served out his term.

    We may have peeled off a Band-Aid that stings a little bit. I hope after the Ways and Means Committee meeting on Monday we aren’t looking for a tourniquet.