The County Board set it's preliminary levy today Sept 4th at .5%. I voted against it. Reasons: We must cut spending and government. So many residents are paying to much for taxes. Different businesses have stated that their taxes went up 10 to 30% over the last two years. I realize that they as businesses pay a substantial amount of that tax to the state. But if we want to promote the economy we cannot raise their taxes and expect them to invest or hire new employees. I feel there are many different cuts we could make at the County and not hurt productivity. One example is approximately 120 supervisors we have. We must eliminate some of those positions through attrition or other jobs that come available. Other examples are consultants etc. that we continue to hire even though we have people who are paid, usually good money, to do the same job.
Any questions or comments please contact me at home: 952-445-1053 or email lemenden1@yahoo. com.