Letter: Time for new blood; write in Maslanka for C.V. mayor


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Originally Posted Online: April 04, 2013, 11:04 am
Last Updated: April 04, 2013, 12:01 pm
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Just what are the benefits to residents of Coal Valley when the village board makes its decisions?

I have lived in Coal Valley for 29 years. Each year I have watched many new homes being built. It seems logical that these new homeowners are providing a wider tax base which means additional revenue for our village.

Yet, my taxes have been going up for the last several years, and I don't know what they are being used for. I think it's time for new blood in our village government. I'm voting for write-in candidate, Emil Maslanka for president/mayor.

Nancy Ritter,
Coal Valley

















 



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