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To the editor:
Several months ago the Logan County Board voted
unanimously to place on the March 15th ballot a referendum to
provide funding for local Veterans and their families. Although I
typically do not favor new levies, this one is worth supporting, and
I encourage you to vote “Yes.”
For the majority of readers who are concerned about further tax
increases, a “Yes” vote will not raise your taxes. The County
operates under “Tax Caps” which means the Treasurer can only collect
a fixed amount of money. This modest levy means that of the revenue
the County receives, our Veterans will be entitled to a small
portion of it to help meet their needs.
When I was elected Chairman of the Logan County Board one of my
stated goals was for our community to become one of the most
“military-friendly’ in the State. We have already established a
Burial Assistance Commission, which provided an indigent World War
II widow with a dignified internment.
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The Board is working with a recruiter to create a military benefits
information center at the Courthouse. We have hosted the Regional
Coordinator for the National Guard’s Lincoln’s Challenge Academy to
provide intervention for at-risk 16 to 18-year-olds. We became a
Purple Heart community last fall and event extended a Veteran’s
discount for pet adoptions. Last month we officially recognized the
creation by our various Posts of a Veteran’s Assistance Commission
and the requested levy will provide the VAC with the funds to serve
those who have served us.
I most respectfully ask you to join me in voting “Yes” on March
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