2008-07-24 / Letters to the Editor

Tax 'investment' pays dividends

I sat by quietly at the last election believing that voters would see the value of a good school system and vote for the bond proposal with a resounding yes. I was disappointed when the vote result did not support my belief.

When deciding to relocate here over 16 years ago, one of the first items of concern for my wife and me was the quality of education that would be available for our son. Property taxes were not a consideration, even though they were and still are remarkably lower than we were paying downstate. We noticed that many of the community activities were centered around the school and utilized the school facilities.

It is very evident that our aging facilities need upgrade and repair if they are to service our students and our community in the future.

Property values are determined by supply and demand. Without a good school infrastructure, there will be little demand, which will result in lower value for our homes. The small investment we make now by approving this bond can pay dividends for the future of this community. s/Dave Harned Prudenville (Editor's note Mr. Harned is president of the HLCS school board.)

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