Speak­ing Out

The Covington News - - OPINION -

Be­low are some se­lected Face­book com­ments from read­ers con­cern­ing “Nel­son Heights gets $8,000 more in fund­ing”

Den­nis Tay­lor: This is money that was not in the bud­get. The mill­age rate prop­erty was raised to give them $32,000 in the bud­get. They went over, so now the board gives them $8000 more? Where is it com­ing from? Another tax in­crease this year? What about the prom­ise by the board to lower the mill­age rate back to 10.91? Is this how our gov­ern­men­tal de­part­ments get more money? By ex­ceed­ing their bud­gets? How could they be al­lowed to go over bud­get when you have Both the Chair­man El­lis and Com­mis­sioner Hen­der­son sit­ting on this board? Does this show their real man­age­ment skills? Didn’t the last board BLAST the sher­iff for go­ing over bud­get? Is sup­port­ing this joint pri­vate, gov­ern­ment pro­gram more im­por­tant than strug­gling home own­ers, county em­ploy­ees, sher­iff , and fire depart­ment needs? Isn’t what they are do­ing what we al­ready pay tax for our schools to do? I don’t re­call see­ing any of th­ese com­mu­nity cen­ters in North part of the county and we make it fine. We as par­ents have to work with our chil­dren with our own money when they need ad­di­tional help- like hire tu­tors. Are we sup­posed to pay tax in­creases in the other ar­eas of the county just to sup­port ev­ery­thing Hen­der­son and El­lis wants for dis­trict 4?

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