|Candidate fueling anger with inaccuracies|
Letter to the Editor:To the town of Lincoln voters and taxpayers:
Ms. Kara Vander Bloomen is on the April 1 ballot for the town of Lincoln supervisor position being vacated by Leon Kukanich. I urge you to direct your vote elsewhere.
So far, Ms. Vander Bloomen has insulted every person on the town board, including the secretary/treasurer. She sees what she wants to see, but doesn’t look past the numbers. She has posted on her Facebook page, but has deleted any negative comments.The pay grade for our supervisors and chairman is reflected in the population of the town. Do not compare us to the other towns around Eagle River. You are not comparing apples to apples. Do our supervisors make too much money? Maybe. I can deal with that.
For all those “appalled” at their paychecks, where have you been for the last 15 years? Gone to any meetings? Checked out the budget? They are within the high/low averages in the Wisconsin Towns Salary Survey statistics found on the Wisconsin Towns website. (And that was 10 years ago!)
All of our town board members pay property taxes in the town. Does Ms. Vander Bloomen?
She has portrayed Shelly Sauvola, town clerk/treasurer, as a glorified tax collector. Shelly’s duties include so much more. She is worth her weight in gold! Unfair, Ms. Vander Bloomen!
If you cared to visit the town hall the rest of the year, you would also find the chairman there most days. He took a nine-week vacation to the south (four to five months — really?), but is always available by phone.
So the two meetings you attended lasted less than half an hour. What can I say? It’s a slow time of year.
The lights at the end of the Highway G and Highway 45 intersection have never been turned off. They belong to the state. Most of the lights that the town is in dispute about are on property that has been annexed into the city. And we should pay, why when we are losing property tax revenue?
Kevin Ludwig is paid by the town to do odd jobs, clean-up, sanding, etc. He owns and maintains all his own equipment. Next time there is a culvert to be unplugged, get your waders out.
Trees hanging over highlines and wires are not the town’s responsibilities. Loss of power due to storms is not the town’s problem. Call Wisconsin Public Service.
Plowing is not as simple as you think. Timing plows and snowstorms can be tricky. I know, I live with a plow guy. So there may have been a lapse in judgment once or twice. These guys are human, too. I?am not unhappy with the plowing this year, given the amount of snow we’ve had. We live in the North Woods! Roads in other towns are pretty much in the same shape.
Everyone is welcome at the meetings, however, there are few who ever come to complain — or give praise.
So, Ms. Vander Bloomen, you are fueling others’ anger with inaccuracies. Do you seriously think the other board members would even be willing to work with you? Think again.
|Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:50 PM|