By Susan McCreary, Stevensville
In reply to letter of Hattie Farrell (Bitterroot Star, Nov. 14), I also attended the November 8 meeting of the Stevensville Town Council. I listened to those opposed considering Jim Crews as replacement on the town council. Seems those that spoke against Jim were the same few that are running the town. The one that spoke the loudest and longest does not even live in town. When Hattie Farrell spoke, she hinted that Jim was chosen because of politics.
When Jim Crews was mayor, I did not have to go to every town meeting to make sure the town was safe, ensuring my American given right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. The only people that had problems with Jim Crews were the workers that wanted to keep their own work schedules, take vacations without notice, etc.
Too bad Hattie Farrell got mad at the selection of Jim Crews by Council persons Robin Holcomb and Stacie Barker, and walked out in a huff. Jim Crews was the best qualified, and he was not taking over as mayor, only as council person.
But then there was the letter published in the Bitterroot Star that painted Jim Crews in a bad way. My, my, now he was guilty before he even had a chance to present any proof that he was not guilty?
I marvel at the “reporting” of the Bitterroot Star, as much of what they report was said is false, or not reported at all about Stevensville town meetings.
Councilperson Robin Holcomb and Stacie Barker had heard from other voters in Stevensville which person they thought was most qualified to fill the vacant council position. They had put many hours of consideration into their choice.
Hattie Farrell missed the tears Robin and Stacie shed at being bullied into deciding against Jim Crews and instead chose the second most qualified, Mr. Phillips.
While pointing a finger at someone else, remember that three fingers are pointing back at yourself.