April 30, 2012
I am writing in support of the May 2012 Ballot Override Question #2 requesting $6,000 for energy/utility costs for the Town of Dudley. The annual cost of this request to a single family home is 9.0 cents.
We have all felt the sting of increased energy costs at the gas pump, heating fuel for our homes and residential electricity. The Town shares these same energy increases in providing town services such as operating police and fire vehicles, streetlights, snowplowing, building operations and the Library.
Sadly, energy forecasters do not predict any immediate relief from the escalating energy costs we are now experiencing.
I believe approving a nominal override request for essentially nine cents a year to the average home owner is fair and responsible for the various services the town provides. Does this solve all of our energy concerns? No, it does not, but it does help our community in providing essential services we all rely on.
- Friday, 04 May 2012
- Posted in Categories: : Your Letters