Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Opinion

December 12, 2013

Tax increases cause for frustration

(Continued)

Then we have the youth center — to have been built with private funds. Didn’t quite happen that way. The town is into that project already for almost $3 million (actually $2.7 million, I think). And it hasn’t yet been started to be built. The project has been stripped of “bells and whistles” to make it more affordable and, of course, there is no mention of cost of maintenance. One million dollars would have provided more than 3,000 annual memberships to the new, enlarged YMCA under construction just down the street. Do the math — $2.7 million.

Start reading, thinking and go to meetings where these subjects are discussed; it is your tax dollars being spent. It’s the only way you can have a say in how that happens. Think I’m frustrated? You bet, and there is still “term limits” to think about — another subject, another time.

Cel Perry

Timothy Drive

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