Letter to the Editor

Funds could go for better use

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Dear editor,

The last I heard was Bedford County and/or Shelbyville was in dire need of revenue. Ranting and raving about a new jail, a new school and then they go and buy 58 acres for $192,500 this past January. Now they're talking about having to bear the cost of cleaning up the 58 acres and wanting to know what we would like to see built.

Now if I'm correct we don't have any money. But someone is sure trying to pass a wheel tax. Someone is putting the cart before the horse and am I surprised? No, I'm not.

Leave the 58 acres alone and concentrate on getting the county budget in order.

William R. Hasse


(Editor's note: A new Bedford County Jail and Cascade High School would be funded by Bedford County, and voted on by Bedford County Commission. Proceeds from a wheel tax will go to the Bedford County government. The 58-acre addition to H.V. Griffin Park will be paid for by the city of Shelbyville with funds approved by Shelbyville City Council. The council's decisions on the park are not connected in any way with the Bedford County budget and are made by a totally separate governing body.)

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  • True, the decisions to spend the money are made by two separate governmental bodies. However, they are connected in one very important way.They will both be paid for by taxpayers that live in town.

    -- Posted by fair share on Sun, Nov 1, 2015, at 9:31 PM
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