2012-03-24 / Editorials & Letters

Buckeye Lake Village residents need know where their taxes are going


Buckeye Lake Village Mayor Rick Baker is planning to hire current water tech Toby Miller as Director of Public Utilities. He would have a $45,000 a year salary, the highest of ANY village employee.

As far as I know, this opening was not advertised and Miller is the only person being considered.

I encourage village residents to come to the village council meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26, to tell council members how you want them to spend your taxes. Council members must approve the position before the mayor can give it to Miller.

I tried hard for four years on council to keep spending under control and spent your taxes wisely. Often it was a lonely effort.

I will continue my efforts Monday night, but I need help from residents concerned about our spending and how it is being done.

There is an opportunity for citizen comments at the meeting and you will have a maximum of three minutes to make your comments or express your concerns.

Donna Thompson
former Buckeye Lake Village Council

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