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Letter: I feel it is time for a change
Mary Bardin writes:
In response to Wm Feese' comments, I agree with Heather Spoon and agree Adair County so badly needs an Occupational Tax. I disagree with Wm Feese on the fact everyone wants change.
I attended the Fiscal Court meeting last night and could not believe the magistrates are so against bringing in extra revenue for Adair County. That tells me people do not want change.
As the magistrates stated they are proud of Adair County for operating without the tax. I travel over the state and have contacts with county officials. As I see it, the financial state of Adair County as compared to other counties, is that we operate on a very thin budget.
The magistrates discussed the conditions of our roads, pot holes and in desperate need of repair, but the county does not have the budget for repairs.
The fact that our county jail is running in the red, and definitely in poor state of repair with conditions that are a "threat to society" such as moisture and mold, dysfunctional elevator that can't be repaired secondary to the staffing shortages of both the jail and Sheriff's department.
People, this is very dangerous for our county. Sheriff's Dept needs new computers that will cost a little over $4,000, because they are so outdated.
The county does not have that in the budget and wish to try to repair.
I feel if there was extra revenue coming into our county, we could afford $4,000 for the much needed computer systems.
The sheriff department and jail are both experiencing sever staffing shortages.
I remember a couple of years ago, the county jail went all summer without air conditioning.
Both staff and inmates were suffering from heat exhaustion. The deputy jailers were working double shifts, back to back because of staffing shortages.
The deputy jailers were begging for some type of relief from the extreme working conditions.
I feel it is time for a change.
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