County Budget Time
To the editor:
I was glad to see in the newspaper the new County Parks Barn by the Covered Bridge is finished so the public can rent it for their private use, after hearing the figure of how much it will cost to rent it, $2,900 for residents or $5,800 for non-residents. If the county has enough people able to rent it out for at least 15 times starting from the first of May to the first of October at an average cost of $3,700, the Parks department should have an increase in their budget of over $55,500. Should not some of the profit go back into roads or 911 instead of asking the public to vote more millage money? I would like to know how much rent money is coming in for the new Senior Center in Sturgis. Right now any new millage money our County Commissioners ask for should be turned down with these kinds of profits from investments. I think all county profits from investments should be shared by all county residents like reducing operational millage taxes on real estate. After all that’s where the money was generated from (tax delinquency fund). Remember the end of the year is when the commissioners can increase their pay.