This is a response from a taxpayer regarding the "County OKs phone surcharge hike" in the Daily News on April 29, 2014.
A tax is a tax. A fee is a tax. A millage is a tax. A surcharge is a tax. Commissioner Joe Stevens was opposed to this surcharge at this time because the voters had just helped with the 911 millage tax.
Commissioner Ann Martin, John Degenaer Jr. and Barbara Kramer joined Chairman Henry Wender in supporting the new rate.
County employee Peter Schlitt also supported the increase. Evidently from what was said, this increase was not necessary at this time.
Commissioner Wender said the county faces many budget challenges. The county is building a pot to be used in the future for purposes such as union contracts, according to Commissioner Wender.
There could be a light at the end of the tunnel.
All five members of the Dickinson County Board of Commissioners are seeking re-election. In years past they faced no opposition.
This time,there are three challengers. Let's get behind these three and vote them in.
This election could change the mistakes of the last 25 years in Dickinson County government.