Yarmouth needs another councilor to fight the huge taxes planned from proposed building projects. I believe Matt Gredler should be that councilor, helping the few current concerned councilors slow down this runaway tax-and-fee train. Matt’s a retiree and understands the phrase “fixed income.”
Lately, some councilors seem to think higher taxes are no big deal. One just informed fellow councilors that he sees 8 percent tax increases as reasonable. One wants to institute a Yarmouth income tax. That kind of thinking cannot go unstopped. The town manager has predicted an 8-9 percent tax increase if the $46 million school and fire station bonds are approved.
We seniors in Yarmouth are very understanding. Over time, schools and town buildings need upgrading and expansions. But some councilors feel they have an open checkbook. Please let the accounting-trained Matt Gredler help keep taxes under control.