[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:]
For those of you who are not aware, our very own Des Moines City Council has cleared the way for a Methadone Drug Clinic in our community, this was kept quiet and under the radar from our residents in our community. Mayor Kaplan tells us it’s a Done Deal there’s nothing that the City or its community can do to stop it.
This Methadone Drug Clinic is going in at 16th and 272nd where the old hardware store used to be, within walking distance from the Woodmont Library and Woodmont Elementary School. Needless to say our friends and neighbors to the south of us are Outraged at this as we all should be as to the location of this Methadone Drug Clinic, the safety for the children going to and from school and to the library will be at risk as they will be forced to walk though this Methadone Drug Clinic, this is just not right!
There is going to be a Citizens Community Meeting this Tuesday, August 18th at Woodmont Elementary School in the gym 7- 9:30 pm, if you can make it out please attend and let our elected leaders and they all will be there, know that this is just not right and it’s not a Done Deal.
– John Castronover
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