LETTER: 'Get to know your neighbors before you judge them'

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This letter is in response to some comments made by Joyce Nalley in the June 13 edition of the paper under the article titled, “City goes against county, passes zoning repeal.”
My home is Taylorsville Place Apartments, and I was the first resident to move in last August. I have enjoyed living here and I have really great neighbors. Ms. Nalley stated in the article that if they built more apartments, it would attract less than upstanding residents. No matter where you live you could have a bad resident, it’s not just these apartments.
I have a friend who lives back in your neighborhood, Old South, and I pay more rent than she does for her house payment.
I don’t think that these apartments should be labeled low-income, but rather based-on-income. I don’t think that any of the residents here at Taylorsville Place have given you any trouble. I have worked every day of my life since I was 14. I volunteer for this county, I serve on several committees and I am the first to help out wherever needed, so for you, Joyce, to say that I am not an upstanding resident makes me mad.
You also stated that you had to deadbolt your doors and put bars on your windows because of these apartments. I deadbolt my door not because of where I live but because of the crime in our world today. We have people coming from surrounding areas into Spencer County and breaking into houses, so why would you make these statements?
You need to come on over to these apartments and get to know your neighbors before you start judging them. “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.”
Matthew 7:1-2 says, “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.”
Tracy DeVore