Like the write-in candidates BM wants to generate fear and spew distortions. The residents of the Village of Richfield did not drink the kool-aide in the April election because they know the truth. For those with any doubts, I suggest you read the details of the Public Works Projects ordinance. I suggest all blog viewers read the full ordinance.
Subsequently someone at the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org forwarded a copy of the “letter to the editor by BM” to some Richfield residents. An addendum included the following:
Unfortunately, Bill is correct. The election was fair and we lost, but the voters were lied to. But I wonder, Do they pay the same taxes I do? Is "Big Government" a better approach? If sewers are not in the plans, why the need for an ordinance giving trustees the authority to bypass the voters?
I suspect the “We lost” group lost because they were the ones who lied. Did they provide you with correct salary data, or was it written to mislead you? They lied when saying Village property taxes have increased yearly. You saw my clarification on that in a prior post on March 29, 2013. They tried to scare residents with the idea of low-income housing. Again, not possible based on Richfield zoning ordinances. Now I ask you, who LIED?
The person at email@example.com asks “Do they pay the same taxes I do?” Who is "they" in that question? If one looks at the village budget, one can see the tax rate per thousand is the same for each property, $1.6522/thousand in 2013. Perhaps he was trying to refer to residential versus some other designation such as commercial or agricultural. It is suggested that Richfield is “Big Government”. That should make you chuckle. Richfield staff is a modest number of full time employees; I believe Richfield has only eight full time employees. Of those eight people, whom do they want to cut? What services should be eliminated?
Again, when one reads the Public Works Projects ordinance one would understand the restriction.