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Make your opinions known

Since we offered our favor of constructing a single-lane roundabout at the troubled intersection of Oak Street, High Street and Griffin Boulevard in this space June 7, we’ve received many comments and much feedback from our readers through social media, letters to the editor and word of mouth on the street, and rightly so.

We’re glad we’re engaging the community in a respectful, healthy discussion as to what needs to be done or what could be done to fix the intersection.

As expected, there have been many who disagree with our opinion, and we welcome those comments and arguments both for and against what we think is best for the community.

We welcome the feedback, and hope we continue to receive it (our email address is Editor@FarmvilleHerald.com, by the way).

It’s also our hope that those who live in this community and those who could be impacted by a change at the intersection will contact their representative on the Farmville Town Council and the town manager’s office to make their opinions known.

Though the town-commissioned study by engineers regarding the intersection is recommending a roundabout, that does not mean the decision has been made. The town council — elected representatives by those who live in town — will make that decision.

Your opinions matter, not only to us, but to those who represent you on the town council — a body made up of our neighbors who seek to make the decision they think is in the best interest for the town.

And the only way they can do that is by hearing from you.