To the editor: It occurred to me the other day that our leaders in the USA have a very unique way of thinking. Our highly educated elected officials have bestowed upon us a very special trait. Let’s say we buy a run-down house, perhaps in a medium-priced neighborhood. The house really makes the area look bad. We check out the property taxes and they are quite low for that section of town.
So we decide that we will purchase this dumpy house and invest some of our hard-earned money and many precious hours of our life to make the place look nice again.
Well guess what happens next? Do the highly educated county officials come to us, congratulate us and thank us for all our efforts to make the neighborhood look better and more attractive? Just the opposite.
They penalize us by raising the taxes on this home that was a blight to the city. Wouldn’t you wonder where this kind of mentality comes from? Would it be better to not improve the property and just move in and keep it a neighborhood eyesore?
Seems to me something is wrong here. We’re all in this together.
Senior support appreciated
To the editor: On behalf of the Elmore Golden Oldies Senior Center, we want to thank the voters of Ottawa County for passing the Ottawa County Senior Renewal Levy.
It is because of people like you that there are many programs offered for all senior citizens of Ottawa County, including the homebound senior citizens.
We also would like to thank the many volunteers who help with the senior programs in Ottawa County. By having so many volunteers helping with the senior programs, the levy could be a renewal instead of asking for additional tax money. If you would like to volunteer your services, or take part in any of the activities, contact your nearest senior center or call Senior Resources at 419-898-6459.
Betty Marlow Miller