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Section A: General News


Letter: One opinion on EMS, fire department funding




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September 19, 2012 | 1,149 views | 5 comments

Editor:

I believe Wilson County has enough income to fund these two operations. We need to weigh our priorities and decide what we want to spend our tax dollars on. I had rather see my tax money saving lives and property rather than being asked to drive 35 mph on a newly paved county road that is already falling apart.

It seems that we just recently voted “no” to raising taxes to fund new service districts for our EMS and fire departments. Now we are about to be asked again to vote to increase our taxes for the same.

This sounds an awful lot like the Democratic Convention this year. They asked three separate times for a vote before they got the answer the speaker wanted, and most people who watched disagree with whether or not the verbal vote tally was correct.

I hope I’m not the only one in the county who thinks my tax dollars are being wasted. The money is there. Fund our emergency services and leave my taxes alone! Please don’t forget to vote.

WILLIAM H. HAESE

Stockdale
 

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7th Generation La Vernian  
La Vernia  
September 22, 2012 2:59pm
 
Finders: The school board gave EVERYONE a raise. Do you know how much our teachers/aides are getting paid? This school district is above the Texas average by a substantial amount.

 
Dexter Cornberry  
Omaha NE  
September 21, 2012 9:14pm
 
If the folks that live outside the city want Fire/EMS service, let them vote for an ESD and pay their own way. Taxpayers inside the city paying county taxes shouldn't have to fund fire/ems equipment and personnel outside of ... More ›

 
Finders  
Again  
September 21, 2012 2:12pm
 
Facts only, at least you do not live in Floresville ISD where the administration went to Picosa Ranch for a retreat and spent well over $200,000 on themselves. Meals, drinks, etc... and cannot find money to give the worker bees ... More ›

 
Facts only please  
TX  
September 21, 2012 11:13am
 
WILLIAM H. HAESE: At least you do not live in La Vernia ISD. The school board spent 800K+ of our tax dollars on a one-time pay increase for all the ISD employees!

 
Ken Semlinger  
Poth, TX  
September 21, 2012 10:01am
 
These are considered "essential" services are they not? Their funding should indeed be a priority.

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