South Weber flyer seems deceptive

Tuesday , November 05, 2013 - 1:26 PM

Contributed, Marlene Poore, Scott Casas, Tammy Long

Editor,

South Weber’s current Mayor, Jeff Monroe and councilmembers, Joe Gertge and Farrell Poll recently distributed a flyer to residents titled, “South Weber City fact Sheet”. One fact claims, “No talk of 50% tax increase not even given consideration.” However, on the city council meeting notes of April 16, 2013, a statement says “Councilmember Gertge says he thinks it’s high time to address the property tax rate.” The paragraph goes on to state that the proposed rate is 50 percent.

Then again on May 21, 2013 in the discussion of the 50 percent tax increase the statement is made. “Councilmember Gertge agreed this needs to be done in order to appeal to the average home owner…….”

The “fact” flyer goes on to show results of salary comparisons they did with other cities. The problem is they don’t tell us what cities they used to do the comparison. Another fact under “Railroad track at the Canyon Meadows Park” states that seed money was provided for the initial preparation of the track and for landscaping in the park. This leads you to believe that’s all that’s been spent by the city on the railroad. However, the June 11, 2013 council meeting notes, page 10, states that the city spent $35,000.00 on the initial installation of the track.

Voters would be well served by taking the time to research the “facts” this flyer claims.

Tammy Long

Scott Casas

Marlene Poore

South Weber

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