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Almont Twp. concerns


Submitted Jan. 18, 2008

Dear Editor,

A few weeks ago you had written an article in the "Our Opinion" section relating to the Almont Twp Fire Hall. First, let me say thank you for bringing this issue to the forefront of many issues within the township. I am awaiting my winter tax bill to determine if the millage for the Fire Hall has been removed as it was only meant for purchasing of the property and the building of the structure. It is unfortunate that we are absorbing the legal costs for this issue.

Then in yesterday's paper I read that the township has a bid package out for a new fire rescue truck. What is the purpose of this vehicle? I would assume that the township would tighten their belt to a survival mode and not spend money on equipment that may not be an absolute necessity. Also, why would the township agree to purchase a new police patrol vehicle? Has the township completed an ROI (return on investment) analysis to determine their payback? In the manufacturing sector, we are not allowed to spend capital expenditures if the payback is greater then 1 year. This forces us to truly sit back and determine if the purchase is a need or a want!

A taxation without representation township resident (name withhe
February 13, 2008

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