Letter to the Editor
Congratulations are in order for the Mercer County Board of Education.
At the special meeting on April 29, the Mercer County Board of Education agreed to a compromise funding solution that will replace the bleachers at the high school and junior high without an additional tax levy. Health and safety bonds will be issued, but will be paid off in three years with revenue from the 1 percent sales tax passed in March.
Now it is up to us, the taxpayers, to ensure that every year they inform the county treasurer NOT to levy for these bonds. As more than 10 percent of my gross annual income goes directly to property taxes, we taxpayers cannot afford another fiasco like the “profit-making” jail expansion or the “million dollars in property tax savings” from giving away the nursing home.
Joe W. Vann III