Steve Miller's letter, "Jefferson Twp. counting on road levy support," (ThisWeek Rocky Fork Enterprise, Oct. 11) was of great interest to me. I get a chuckle out of proponents' arguments for all different kinds of levies.

To the Editor:

Steve Miller's letter, "Jefferson Twp. counting on road levy support," (ThisWeek Rocky Fork Enterprise, Oct. 11) was of great interest to me. I get a chuckle out of proponents' arguments for all different kinds of levies.

Mr. Miller states that this proposed levy will increase taxes by $46 per $100,000 in value of a home. Unlike other proponents, at least Mr. Miller didn't say "only" $46, as others normally do. I can't remember how many times in the past 15 years I was told that by voting for handing government more money that taxes would go up by only so many dollars -- only $46 per $100,000 here, only $156 per $100,000 there.

Recently, a Gahanna school levy was approved despite the fact that numerous properties in the district were not paying their fair share of taxes due to properties being extremely under-valued. A property that recently sold for $2,423,236 was valued for $147,200 for tax purposes. Another property sold for $3,240,000 while being valued at $1,200,000. One house with accessory buildings was valued at $265,800 while being insured for $1,363,200.

While I am opposed to any new taxes until wasteful spending stops, I am going to vote yes on the road levy. I will do because I respect Steve Miller's opinions, along with township trustee Donna Finn's, road superintendent Joe Gerhart's and my wife's, who wants roads in our subdivision to be better maintained.

Michael A. Dehlendorf
Blacklick