Spencer resident encourages voters to cast their ballots

By | January 30, 2019 9:19 am

Last Updated: January 30, 2019 at 9:20 am

To the citizens of Van Buren:

On Feb. 7, 2019, the polls will be opened for you to make your voice heard regarding the wheel tax.  Myself and several other residents attended the Committee A – Budget meeting, Thursday, Jan. 10, and you should know as we have said previously passing the Wheel Tax in NO WAY eliminates the Board of Commissioners from later passing a property tax increase as was mentioned by them again during this meeting.

So, again, as I have said many times and so have others, we fought for the citizens of Van Buren County to at least have their voices heard by voting in this special election on Feb. 7 or during early, which is now in progress and continues through Feb. 2. Early voting will be held in the Voter Registration Office, at 121 Taft Drive, Spencer, TN.  (new Justice Center Building).

Whether you vote for the wheel tax or against the wheel tax, please EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE.  Let your voice be heard and let the Board of Commissioners know you care enough about your county to vote for what you feel is the right thing to do and not just go with the flow and let a few decide for you.  Another thing to keep in mind is that this Board of Commissioners could have saved this county approximately $15,000 by having this referendum put on the November ballot and chose not to, thus this special vote.

Thank you and God bless each of you.

Nancy Beck – Spencer, Tennessee

comments » 3

  1. Comment by Laura Wallace

    January 30, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Thank you for sharing! We are having a good turnout, the citizens are sharing and are coming out and the public will decide.. 😊

  2. Comment by Mathew Huggins

    February 2, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Why waste $15,000 on this election when the county was in need of money ? I’m sure from February to November the county can’t make that money easily. Someone didn’t think this though. When I heard about Warren County doing the wheel tax to fun the high school and when they reached that goal. The wheel tax never went down. So would Spencer do the same ? Yes, just like every other county that wants that pay raise in their pockets. If Spencer would get businesses in here and get the taxes from them. Maybe Spencer wouldn’t be in such financial shape. I’m against the will tax !
    Mathew Huggins

  3. Comment by Lawrence Bouchat Jr

    February 3, 2019 at 9:57 am

    What a mess our elected officials have made. All this money could have been saved if they had done it right instead of what they let their egos guide them to do. Power even in small communities can blind a good person to see the trees past the forest. Small thinking on their part is going to keep Van Buren County poor and draining the pockets of those who work “Private” jobs, because the private sector is who pays ALL the bills inclung the Government jobs. Private businesses are what drive a community to prosperity not high paying blouted government workers and high maintenance government buildings for them to sit in and pass burdensome bills to tax us again. Time for new ideas in this County instead of good Ole boy policy.
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