I am a retired farmer who moved to McCook in 1980. I built and live in the same house today as I did when I moved here.
My taxes have more than doubled; water, trash and sewer has more than tripled.
My gas bill is considerably higher, so I don't figure out how our City Council plans on the people of McCook to continue to pay these bills.
To bring the city manager back and give him a raise with all the debts the city has now ... if I had run my farm business the way the City Council runs the business of McCook, I would have lost my farm years ago.
I can't see why McCook needs a city manager anyhow, no larger than McCook is.
I was told McCook was run for several years without a city manager, the mayor was elected by the people and the population was larger than it is now.
I hope they realize McCook is made up of a lot of retired people and there is not that much industry here in McCook.
If I knew what I do now about McCook, I would have never moved to McCook.