Ruth Lane, Minot
I live in Minot. I like Minot. That does not mean our city is perfect; it could be better.
Do we need a committee to decide who or what entity is deserving of money collected from the 1/2 cent sales tax? Our council members drive on the streets. It is simple put the funds collected on the streets. Residents, visitors and shoppers would all benefit.
Question: How did we suddenly find some thousands of dollars that could be used toward the "zombie homes?" Should we use the tax and spend method of Washington, D.C.? I think not. Let's show people we have common sense. There should be someone who knows how to use it. On some streets there needs to be striping done can't tell what lane you are in.