Did you drive through Maxwell on September 11? If so, did you notice the flags flying on Oak Street? You can give a note of thanks and appreciation to American Legion Post 218 for displaying the flags. A group of dedicated men who take the time to set out the flags whenever a legion member dies or on days of importance (Memorial day, Flag Day, Veterans Day, etc.). The citizens of Maxwell should be proud that veterans are rememberd and not forgotten. We need to respect the flag.
It’s great news that $2.78 million of Senate Bill 1 funding is coming to Colusa County to help fund improvements to Norman Road and Lone Star Road, as described in the October 10 article, “Supervisors award contract for Norman Road Construction”.
However, I think it would have helped readers if the article made it clear that this money comes from the $0.12 per gallon “gas tax” that was established to fund the “Road Repair and Accountability Act” that took effect at the beginning of this year.
The $2.78 million that is coming back to the county is equal to about $130 per Colusa County resident or more than $500 for a family of four. That family would need to buy more than 4,000 gallons of gas before they paid more in tax than the County received back from the state. So it sounds like the “gas tax” is actually a pretty good deal for Colusa County, and I think that’s an important story for us to hear.