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June 23, 2014

Letter to the editor

Allen —

Several weeks ago, we took a pickup to Nathan Dial to repair it. He had been recommended to us. We went to his place on Stonecipher Blvd. We did not know he has not been allowed to use his property even though he has spent lots of money on it. He has a nice paved driveway and a nice building. While we were waiting for Nathan, a young man came to the property and told us Nathan was still on Lovelady Road. 

I do not understand why there are objections to him using his property. When I found out he was not allowed to use his property to better himself and his family, I was very angry. His building is far enough off the road that it will not bother anyone. 

At one time the county had approved Nathan the right to use his  property. After he started getting it ready to do business, the city of Ada came in and annexed his property. Why? Could it be money and power? It would be nice if people with those things would use it for good, not to destroy someone.

Nathan is very nice, hard-working and honest. He works a fulltime job plus working half the night. Besides spending money to fight for his rights, he has payments on his place on Stonecipher Blvd. that he can't use. 

Why would the city of Ada come several miles out in the country to annex his property when there are properties in the city that are not in the city limits?

For those who are fighting Nathan, have you seen his place? It is something anyone should be proud of. 

These are some properties in the city that are not in the city limits. According to the Ada map, when you go off Cradduck Road onto Kerr Lab Road, you will go 1/2 miles until you get out of the cit limits. Here are other properties in the city that are not in the city limits An area east of Oak and North of Rosedale. An area east of Broadway and north of Richardson Loop. An area east of Stockton and north of Arlington. An area east of Susan and south of Lonnie Abbott. An area east of Blackway and south and north of 32nd Street. An area east of Kerr Lab Road and south of 32nd St.

Please reconsider your decision.

Marcine Brooks

Allen, Oklahoma

Publisher's Note: The city of Ada is responding to complaints of corporate and some private property owners who do not want such a facility constructed in their neighborhood. The city did not initiate the action on its own, but was responding to some local residents.

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