Time for the city and Alliant to listen

In the early 1970s, a local woman sued the city to recover her costs of cutting down diseased elm trees on her terrace. She won! Elm trees on the terrace became the city’s expense. This, of course, was not retroactive for the many homeowners who had already paid out of their pockets.

Perhaps it’s time for all Marshalltown citizens to again fight City Hall. We need to stop the slaughter of our old, beautiful hard wood trees.

Perhaps it’s time for Alliant Energy to bury all electrical power lines within the city limits instead of selecting certain areas of the city to place them.

Perhaps it’s time for Alliant to listen to each private citizen as it did to a group at 13th Street protesting a large pole. Those lines are now under serious consideration for underground installation. Fair? I don’t think so!