Resident puzzled by confrontational questions in Albion about law enforcement study

Posted 10 November 2017 at 12:15 pm


I was embarrassed by the behavior of just a few residents at the recent meeting in Albion regarding the future of Law Enforcement services in our county.

Failing to grasp the fact that this was a simple overview of possibilities they continually interrupted the presentation with inane and clearly confrontational “questions.”

I question their motives.

My hope is that the majority of taxpayers will listen to the facts and make up their minds without the obvious bias by an overly vocal few.

As a taxpayer already covered by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, I will be taxed at a very minimal higher rate with some of the proposed changes.

I submit that these slight increases for non-village residents will be short lived. The 38 million dollars saved over 10 years by this transition will be repaid by increased property values.

I am also confused by villagers reluctant to reduce their tax burden by $6 to $8 per 1,000 simply to keep their local PD when the OCSO is equipped and prepared to provide superior service.

Thank you.

Bob Harker