Letter to the editor

Where does it stop? Currently we pay school taxes of a little more than $2,400. With the addition of 1.5 mills they will be raised almost $400.

According to the newspaper, Laingsburg still has $17 million outstanding — in addition to borrowing $17 million more. It will be impossible to pay this all off before the need for more will arise (buses don’t last 20 years).

On top of this there is a request for an additional $400 per year in taxes to build a new jail. It seems like the proposal was put together so fast that it includes too many “wishes for” and not just necessities. Is it necessary to add these extra programs to the cost of the jail? Do the pictures included on the mailed-out brochure show deterioration or lack of upkeep? It looks like lack of upkeep.

Floyd Koerner Jr.

Sciota Township

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