The danger to Richfield is not the low taxes as stated in the political flyer but a citizenry capable of entrusting our government to Gill Frank and Bill Meyers. To retain common sense and good judgment in their elected officials Richfield citizens must re-elect Dan Neu and Bill Collins.
Just as you cannot compare apples to oranges one cannot compare tax rates of the Town of Erin, Town of Hartford, Town of West Bend to the Village of Richfield without knowing the details.
1. All towns state wide, including those noted on the flyer, receive FREE Sheriff services per WI State Law, meaning they do not have to put that cost in their budget. In 2007, when Richfield became a Village it had to provide police service and it was decided to contract with Washington County Sheriff rather than create it's own Police Department. Good decision which has kept taxes low!
2. All communities in Wisconsin receive snow in most winters. The town of Polk does not provide snow plowing services to their subdivisions, they plow the few main roads in Polk. Residents in each subdivision must privately contract to have their snow removed. Richfield like most communities has purchased snow plow trucks and hires drivers to plow your snow each day. Do you really want to depend on and pay for private snow plow service?
Stay tuned for more reasons to vote to Re-Elect Dan Neu and Bill Collins.