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Letter: Larsen cares for Spicer

As a resident of Spicer I am very concerned about the direction that our city seems to be going. The taxes and assessments that our citizens are being burdened with are going to kill our town. It is my understanding that in the recent past the ho...

As a resident of Spicer I am very concerned about the direction that our city seems to be going. The taxes and assessments that our citizens are being burdened with are going to kill our town. It is my understanding that in the recent past the homeowners have been assessed for 13 percent and 14 percent of the work done by their property. This year we are being assessed 60 percent.

New London had similar work done with a cost to homeowners of about $1,000 to $2,000. The cost to us in Spicer is sometimes more than $18,000.

This is not on property that is valued in the millions. These are homes in many cases of elderly with fixed incomes, single families, or young families that are all struggling to make ends meet. This is not good for the individuals nor is it good for our town. I am one of these residents and cannot afford this kind of taxation. We need to find a way that people who have made Spicer their home for years can continue to live here.

I have found that one of the members of the City Council who is up for re-election to be very helpful in my fight to be able to stay in a community that I have grown to love, and that person is Marlys Larsen.

She is both knowledgeable and concerned about the plight of the average resident of Spicer, and I hope that you will remember that when it comes to election day.

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Lana Ferry

Spicer

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