Kenneth M. O'Brien
Contrary to all expectations, the Casellaburg Town Council last night overwhelmingly defeated an effort to revive the Smat Cart program.
By a vote of 7 to 1 the council voted down the agenda items that would have established the program. The sole vote in favor of the plan was cast by council vice chair Denise Clemence. Councilor Darlene Marcucci had been excused anf therefore was not present for the vote.
A large number of citizens braved the uncomfortable conditions in the council chamber and waited for several hours to speak on the subject.
Among those who spoke in opposition to the Smart Cart plan were Raciel Fernandez, Larry Beinema, Rod Murphy, Mike Murray, Kevin Buxton and John Pulawski. (My apologies to those whose names I have omitted. I've had to rely on the memory of those present).
Not one citizen rose to speak in its defense.
It can now be hoped that we will never again have to worry about smarting from this cart project.