To the editor:
I am a very concerned tax paying property owner living in Great Bend.
Our Great Bend Tribune has printed up eight pages of delinquent tax payers!
I notice that many businesses in the city have closed then the schools, city, Rosewood and other non-tax-paying agencies take over the buildings.
I see the City Recreation Department is spending big bucks on playground equipment. They have a lot of activities for all ages. They have a huge building and are asking for more. The college is putting up a new building. The city schools are taking over several other buildings. The one out on east 10th Street looks like they’ve spent a bunch of money just on concrete.
The city says the mill levy will not be increased but the value of my home has increased $34,500 in one year! We have made no improvements since we moved into in 2005 other than a fence several years ago. It’s a no-win situation. We will have to pay more taxes.
It think it’s time for our Federal, State, County and local governments to cut back their budgets.