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Former Medina trustees urge public vote on dissolution

Posted 2 July 2014 at 12:00 am

Editor:

As former Medina Village Trustees, we wish to offer our thoughts on the proposed dissolution of village government.

We served on the Village Board at various times in the last 30 years. We know first-hand how difficult it is to maintain services while holding taxes steady.

The math is simple: without rising home values, new construction, or annexations that expand village borders when needed, tax rates must climb. This is not sustainable, and we need to act before it’s too late.

The plan prepared by the Dissolution Committee preserves our services and lowers taxes. It is a credible option that deserves serious consideration.

We urge the Village Board to put the plan up for a public vote so that people – not the politicians – can have the final say.

James Hobbs
James Lustumbo
Judy Szulis
Bernard Amos
Wilson Southworth
Kelly Kiebala
Patricia Crowley
John P. Anderson
Robert Rice
Adam Tabelski
Norma Huth
Susan Squires
David Barhite
Timothy Cooper