Washington County commissioners use scare tactics to get residents of Woodlawn Acres to vote for the new sewer system. Let me tell the voters of Washington County what they can expect for themselves.
At a meeting Thursday, with the commissioners the residents who are on the "Common Line," a phrase used over and over again to make it clear that others in Woodlawn had no input into what was being discussed. They first gave the residents a price of between $4,000 to $6,000 if they went along with their wonderful plan. Next price was $6,000 to $8,000 if they rejected the plan and had to wait until November to see if the commissioners could get another grant. The third option was, no estimate, a definite price of $11,500 because they may have to borrow the money. If that is not scare tactics nothing is. You either do it our way or pay twice as much. Is this the way our elected officials are supposed to work for us?
The only thing they are worried about is getting as many people, including maybe you, on their sewer system to collect that $56 a month fee. When asked who sets this price we were told the three commissioners set the price. I was told by one resident not of Woodlawn that not too many years ago her rate was $18 a month, and now $56. Next week it may be $66, or $76, whatever the commissioners want it to be so they can reap the benefits of the extra revenue. When asked several months ago what the money was used for we were told salaries, new vehicles, maintenance on others, and utilities. Now all of a sudden since time has passed and questions asked they came up with "paying the loan." What a difference a couple of months makes in the answers they give. Now people are supposed to go along with the $56 because it pays for the loan.
Voters please put all these things in your memory bank or cut these articles out and save them so when it gets close to election time in November you can remember all these things and let people know how you feel by the way you vote. This is the only way we as Americans can regain our county. Elected officials work for us not against us.