To The Daily Sun,
It is imperative that our tax burdens remain consistent with the earnings potential in the region if our real estate values are going to be supported and the town is to remain vibrant and attract new residents. In today's economy, a dollar of private sector pay is indeed hard-earned. As such, taxpayers need to ensure that the town government is thoughtful and judicious when placing additional tax burdens upon residents. Without question, such requests should be “need” based, and have a sound return on investment. It requires a trained financial eye to effectively analyze the cost versus benefit of spending initiatives.
I have known Jack Kelley for a number of years and believe he is the right person to help the Budget Committee evaluate spending proposals; to tease out the “need” versus “want,” and to offer constructive debate when there is disagreement. Jack has had a long career as a finance professional, he is thoughtful and deliberative, and cares about sustaining high quality of life for the Gilford community. I will be voting for him, and I encourage your support for him on March 13 for the Gilford Budget Committee.
- Written by Edward Engler
- Category: Letters
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