Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Opinion

August 2, 2012

Letter: I'll pay to spray if I must

Editor, Townsman:

Is the reason for holding meetings in order to determine whether to spray or not to spray financial or environmental ?

Since no opposition to spraying has been voiced by environmentalists one must assume that spraying will not adversely affect the general environment.

If it is financial, i.e., the town operates on a tight budget, then I would recommend that every Andover resident donate to the town $1 which, in round numbers, would amount to $30,000. If this amount plus the monies available from the town would still prove insufficient, then I would suggest contributing $2, giving the town an operating budget of $60,000 plus.

I, for one, would gladly hand-deliver my contribution. Of course, it would be simple enough to have the contributions collected online.

Leo Rute

24 Burton Farm Drive

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