Liberty Township

Don't be fooled by '42 percent'

To the editor:

Leneghan/Guzzo/"Friends of Liberty Township" want the Liberty/Powell taxpayers to believe that a 42 percent tax increase for fire and EMS services is too large. They are wrong!

They only talk about the percent change. They do not tell you the dollar amount. That amount is $5 per month per $100,000 of valuation. Since most if not all property owners itemize tax deductions, the cost is less than $4.

For the cost of a chai latte, the Leneghan/Guzzo anti-levy crowd wants to eliminate fire protection and significantly reduce the response time and quality of EMS services. Don't be fooled by the 42 percent. Your safety is at stake.

Mark Gerber
Fiscal officer,
Liberty Township