In March, Tiffin City Schools managed to get an additional tax levied on the residents of Tiffin. (This extra $150, plus or minus, will appear on your real estate tax for 2013.)
And now, in the general election for 2012, Tiffin City Schools are asking for a renewal of a levy. As well, Tiffin City Council is asking for a additional quarter-percent tax on income.
When does it stop, the constant asking for more money (revenue) to cover the expenses of the city schools and city government?
In the past four years, our utilities (electricity, heating bills and phone services) have "necessarily skyrocketed" as well as the cost of food and gasoline ($1.82 to $3.75 per gallon).
In our household budget, we have found things can be scaled back to reduce the cost, even though it may not be comfortable nor pleasant. Now, is the school and city willing to do the same?
Oh, yes, I hear the schools and city have made cuts. But are they earnest and serious cuts? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
But back to my original question: When does it stop? When will the residents of Tiffin think enough of their income is being spent on school and city services?
When is enough, enough?
Paulette Miller, Tiffin