It would seem to me, and I would think a large portion of the residents of Waterville would agree, that at least half plus 91 of those that voted in the mayoral recall think that taxes are getting out of hand. Perhaps those making the decisions are in an income bracket that does not have to watch its spending? I do not know. What I do know is that I am slowly but surely going to be priced out of my home by taxes that I cannot afford.

What people like myself are seeing and have seen for years is much wasteful spending, which has led to costs we should not have had to deal with. Like the “art” whirligig thing that was for years in the concourse parking lot. It had to cost something, and it cost more to move it. Now there is another “art” display downtown. I get it; art is nice, if you can afford it. Would we all not have a Picasso hanging in our homes if we could swing the check?

As for the pool, I have never used it. I don’t know if my kids have used it more than a dozen times over the years. Why would I wish to help cover the cost of a pool slide or anything to do with the pool when I am more concerned about paying my taxes so I can keep my home?

I am sure I am not alone in this feeling that if left unchallenged we would be taxed out of our houses at a much faster rate. Could someone school me on the effect that Colby will have on the Waterville tax roll?

Dana Russell


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