To The Daily Sun,
After many months of witnessing with dismay from a distance two of the senior Belknap County commissioners attempting to negotiate a larger county budget increase and trying to force additional spending on the citizens of Belknap County for two of the county departments with higher levels is very disappointing.
The county delegation actually increased the budget by approximately $1.5 million more than what was spent in 2016. In addition over $1 million was left unspent in the last budget, according to Chairman DeVoy on May 22nd this year. I am very disappointed as a taxpayer in Chairman DeVoy and Clerk Taylor for their continuous desire and appetite to continue to cause and create a tax-and-spend approach on the citizens of Belknap County.
Shame on you both! Stop it now! Gentleman, you have been guided by your decisions from the delegation and the delegation has spoken. Learn to listen for once. Please begin to learn to manage the $27-plus million you are entrusted with and show us taxpayers you are capable stewards of this duty or else let others who can lead this county do the job. Enough of the grandstanding for all of us, especially Mr. Taylor. Please take your duties with responsibility now!
- Written by Mike Mortensen
- Category: Letters
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