Letter: School cuts, higher taxes hurt Brunswick

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Brunswick’s reputation suffers because the budget downgrades schools and raises taxes.

The town wants to buy the most expensive location for a police station. Paying $1 million for 1.5 acres for the police station location when another available, good, central location is $200,000 with about five acres doesn’t make economic sense.

The $800,000 saved by police located at BNAS would cover many school positions.

Many top town employees are on the Brunswick Development Corp. board deciding on grants. The BDC grant for police land is not development related and uses original resident tax money. Grants to schools invest in children and the towns future growth.

The consequences of executive town employee’s decisions that result in other people losing their jobs should be that they have pay cuts to cover a lost school position.

Would people want to move to Brunswick with taxes increased 5.2 percent while decreasing the quality of children’s education?

Marji Greenhut