As a resident of Columbia County and Arrowhead subdivision, I saw the recent
television newscast in reference to a house on Old Trail Road settling into
oblivion, and I was very concerned.
I've always thought of Columbia County as a wonderful place to live with a
fair system of government, and thought our commissioners do a pretty decent
job. My opinion has been somewhat slighted by the newscast.
That family has a worthless home through no fault of their own. Not only did
Columbia County's storm drain fail, it was not even located in the drainage
and utility easement set aside for such systems.
Columbia County has failed to own up to its responsibility and repair the
Needless to say, this situation has shaken my faith in my elected officials
and made be think twice about bragging to others about Columbia County as a
"nice place to live."
John C. Wolbert
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