I work everyday and pay my taxes and only have legitimate concern for your and my community
My commentary is intended to be positive in nature and founded in the premise that we can do better. Sustainable economic development is the answer to create growth and opportunity for everyone in our community. Larger city size can mean increased awareness of our city and potential for growth.
I oppose increased taxes that are not utilized to improve the community. If the council does not appropriate and expend funds in a reasonable manner then it is your and my responsibility as informed and concerned citizens to hold them accountable and vote them out.
Did you notice the last census, we lost nearly 2000 citizens. We need a pro-growth agenda that will help us to avoid a census nightmare in 2020.
Apparently "Stan" is on the city council or something. We are already taxed to death in this state right now. We are one of the highest taxed states in the country. We don't need our county taking more money out of our paychecks too. It means more occupational, property, and other taxes for those that are annexed. I've had enough of it. If we get annexed, I will sell my home and I've talked to others who will do the same. What Clay County is doing is pushing people out of Manchester instead of bringing people into it. This is just another excuse to pay for things they can't afford just like others have said, and butter the pockets of the crooks who run this town. I say that anyone who is going to possibly be annexed show up at any meetings and complain like hell!!!!!!!!!!