Saturday October 20, 2007
NEXUS Orders Preemptive Sewer Survey
Mille Lacs News Staff Writer
Onamia residents were stunned to see workers from from
Widseth, Smith, Nolting and Associates last Tuesday, surveying for sewer and
water along Highway 27 west of town.
"We haven't had our public hearings," said one angry
resident. "The land hasn't been officially sold to the city, annexed,
rezoned, sold to Nexus, etc. I mean, the city council said we'd have a
chance to voice our opinion. Do you think it matters what we say? They're
not going to listen to us. They'll do whatever they want, just like they've
done in the past. If there were any question
at all about this going through, Nexus wouldn't spend money now on surveyors."
Other citizens agreed that this Nexus takeover is in fact a
"Done Deal" in spite of opposition and dedicated Naysayers. "There's nothing
we as citizens can do against our Fascist government. Heil Milton! This isn't America
anymore. It is sickening."
City clerk Kathleen McCullum denied allegations that the city
had anything to do with this premature surveying.
Workers for the Brainerd based architectural firm
contradicted McCullum, however. They
said that they had been hired by NEXUS and authorized by the city of Onamia
to survey for sewer and water from town to the Grosslein property on which
NEXUS will build, even though it is the wrong thing for NEXUS to do.
Every single adjacent property owner has the right to
oppose the multi-building commercial compound from being build in their
neighborhood - and oppose it they have, loud and clear. NEXUS has
declared that they will build anyway, ignoring the property owners rights.
The city of Onamia has bent over backwards to make sure that the
multi-million dollar corporation gets what it wants, sacrificing private
citizens in the process.
"Larry Milton and the Onamia city council can all kiss my
ass," said a disgruntled Bradburian. "They can't get away with this. We'll
see them all in court before its over."