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Saturday, March 15, 2014 8:00 PM


I, as a citizen of Delphos, have decided to support the income tax increase. After reading and listening to various discussions on the subject, I feel this is the only sensible alternative.

I am not by any means in total support. I feel there was gross mismanagement of finances. Why would any city base their budget on water revenues from companies who seem to come and go on a whim? Most city managements rely on rainy day funds for just such surprises.

Even though the recession had some impact, the major portion was due to overspending on the wastewater treatment plant and reservoir. Why would anyone build such facilities without having other municipalities on board to sustain it?

Oh, yes, I do pay Delphos income tax as well as Lima. I just feel if the city is left to flounder in this financial process, Delphos will just continue to decline. Not a pretty picture with all the layoffs, cutbacks, etc.

Joan Ricker,



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