Letter to the editor 3, March 23, 2017

38 % increase in taxes in last seven years and only got speed bumps

Dear Editor,

We love living in Hudson but our local government seems to think that money grows on trees! With a mayor and council looking at how to spend and how to raise taxes we have forgotten the basics: roads, sewage for all, a secure water supply, and public safety.

Our taxes have gone up 66 per cent (adjusted for the cost of inflation) since we moved here and we have had no new services. In the last seven years, we have had a 38 per cent increase in our taxes and only got speed bumps in return.

Our neighbourhood of Upper and Lower Whitlock, Birch Hill, and Brisbane signed a petition to get the sewage system up here and we were ignored. We are all responsible for maintaining our septic systems and paying for the sewage at the same time.

We have the chance in Hudson to be a model town - good basic services, reasonable taxes, and a wonderful place to live. I hope the person who has this as a vision will run for mayor in the next election.

Cynthia Dougherty

Hudson

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