I am disappointed with the City of Springfield’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
The Board of Mayor and Alderman approved a six-cent increase at a special meeting on Tuesday, June 28, as city leaders adopted the annual budget. It is the city’s first property tax increase since 1988.
The vote followed an amendment by Springfield Alderman Shane Shoemaker, who called for the six cent increase, three of which would be put towards street paving.
It has not yet been explained to me why each of us must trim each of our own household budgets, but ‘leaders’ take the path of least resistance with government budgets.
In the context of the Robertson County 2011-12 Operating Budget, Springfield residents are set to be smacked.