Letter: Evansville is working hard to keep a friendly and growing community


To say that I was shocked and deeply saddened by the letter to the editor published in Echo Press on Friday, September 3 regarding the cleanliness of Evansville town hall would be an understatement. In an age when the world is trying to encourage kindness, it is sad to think that someone would write such a nasty and bogus letter to a newspaper.

I checked with our highly trained municipal staff and they haven’t had anyone they remember stopping by since we reopened to inquire about the property. You have to wonder why you would do this when our town has a real estate agent whose information has been posted by lots or properties available? You also have to wonder how you saw a door that said “for employees only” and people in the clerk’s office at the same time? Because, if the door was open, the sign would be on the side against the wall and couldn’t be seen.

As an Evansville city councilor, I am proud of my community and the friendly people who live and work here. Evansville has recently moved in or started many new businesses and hosted two events with the Central Lakes Trail Association that people from across the country attended. We had a fantastic July 4th celebration and have an active arts center, historic foundation. We hosted a storyteller at our Virginia school open house who was amazed at how much Evansville had maintained, developed and currently offered. Like many small towns, we work hard to keep a friendly and growing community.

I hope everyone who has read the previous letter to the editor will come and visit our community. I believe you will see for yourself that the storyteller from Virginia was right and not that person from Maple Plain who does not appear to exist in any online research done.

Deb berry

Member of the city council of Evansville