To The Daily Sun,
In the Saturday edition of The Sun it was reported that the Belknap Commission approved the hire of four more correctional officers for the new County Corrections Center. When Commissioner Waring suggested finding the funds within the existing budget, his suggestion was shot down with Commissioner Taylor, calling it accounting gimmicks then blaming the delegation. Taylor further stated, "I'm sure that a court would agree with that decision."
The last group of commissioners chose to go to court as well when they didn't get their way with the budget. Do the current commissioners already forget how well that turned out? The commissioners lost in court, the county taxpayers lost by incurring unnecessary legal fees, and the sitting commissioners lost reelection. History seems to repeat itself when fools attempt to do the same thing expecting different results.
I applaud Commissioner Waring for his efforts to work with the existing budgeted funds. Since the commissioners reportedly then went into a non-public session to discuss legal options, I have to conclude any legal actions and expense incurred is the result of Commissioners DeVoy and Taylor leading the charge into court. Remember this when the next election arrives. We need commissioners that are able to work with the delegation, within the county budget, without getting the courts involved nor incurring unnecessary legal expenses.
- Written by Edward Engler
- Category: Letters
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