To the Readers' Forum:
I have read county Legislator Timothy Hoyer's letter to the editor in The Post-Journal 10/08/2012 several times and all I can say is, Huh?
My first issue is, do our legislator's equate going to work or getting a job and raising our taxes as similar? I have not heard any suggestions by the legislature to add additional income to the budget by working. Selling Grandma's bed to an affluent sister who will take care of her is not a bad thing.
The part I really don't understand is, if the proceeds from the sale of the County Home are used to pay balance the budget this year, why will the cost be there next year? Mr. Hoyer"s explanation is that if you sell the bed to pay the $50 phone bill in 2013 ,you get another $50 bill in 2014 and still have the 2013 bill.
I think I know why we have the highest taxes and get the least benefit from them. If two of our legislators believe this senario, then we are in trouble.
I dream that the voters and taxpayers of Chautauqua County will continue to call their legislators and tell them to sell the County Home and "save our homes' and that on Oct., 18, 500 or 1,000 people would take the time to go to Mayville and tell them they are watching.
I am very skeptical that our elected representatives have the couarge to do the what is right and best for residents, employees, taxpayer, and, yes, the county whether it be south or north county.