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Letter: We are in a crisis now

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

For the past several weeks I have carefully watched the electronic meetings of the board of supervisors, discussed with several current and former supervisors, neighbors and friends regarding the 2020 levies on taxpayers in June and December and the FY 2021 budget.

The BOS has struggled to find means to ease the financial burdens on taxpayer residents who have been devastated by business shutdowns ordered by the state, job losses, illness and other difficulties caused by the pandemic. While attempts have been made to reduce the budget for next fiscal year, nothing has been done to ease the burden of impending real estate and personal property taxes.

This year, federal and state tax payment deadlines have been extended. Unfortunately, the BOS seems to have overlooked the impact of making these payments at virtually the same time the county is demanding payment of real and personal property taxes. The imposition of the personal property tax falls especi...

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