Harmar supervisor's double-talk
I have served as a Harmar Township supervisor for a little over two years. At every meeting, Supervisor Linda Slomer engages in personal attacks against me.
Her Jan. 19 letter, “Harmar: No trouble,” was no different. Slomer wrote that I missed six meetings in 2013.
What she knew — and did not say — was that I had a very serious illness. After recovering from this illness, I underwent knee surgery in November.
I had a difficult recovery so my wife faithfully picked up my mail at the township building. Supervisor Slomer had made it appear as if I just didn't want to attend meetings.
The township is holding an astronomical surplus of taxpayers' money. This is not good government, just a sign of severe overtaxing.
Supervisor Slomer doubled property taxes and now tries to take credit for not raising them.
Our tax rate in 2006 was 2.26 mills. With Slomer on the board in 2008, taxes went to 3.26 mills and 5 mills in 2009. So when Slomer wrote Harmar “hasn't raised taxes in six years,” she was wrong.
It is time to do what is in the best interest of the taxpayers. That's why I'll propose a substantial reduction in real estate taxes in the 2015 budget.
The public is tired of double-talking politicians like Linda Slomer.
She recently attacked well-qualified appointees to our various boards, crying nepotism. How ironic, since Supervisor Slomer voted to hire her nephew for the police department.
Slomer also had her husband appointed to the Harmar Construction Appeals Board and appointed her neighbors to various boards.
Slomer is not just a hypocrite; she's being dishonest and misleading to the public.
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