Letter to the Editor: Commissioners kicking the can
August 10, 2014 04:00 AM | 1321 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

Our county commissioners recently increased employee salaries and concurrently reduced the county millage rate.

While trying to be good guys, it would appear that they have made a bad decision.

To fund the salary increase, they have elected to dip into reserve funds and sell parkland.

One would ask the commissioners these questions:

1. Is this parkland purchased with bond funds, for which we are still paying?

2. Is this really an emergency requiring a raid on the reserves?

3. What are your plans for next year when these monies are gone?

Retaining the millage rate and allowing the rising tax digest to fund the salary increases as presented at the hearing by several residents seems the more prudent path to travel.

It appears our commissioners are simply kicking the can down the road like many politicians are wont to do. Perhaps it’s time for the voters to begin kicking some cans.

Bob Rush

Canton

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