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Letters: Time for a change

Time for a change It is time for a change in Todd Township. Vote for supervisor Clayton Hoyt. At the Feb. 26 meeting of the Todd Township Zoning Committee, 100 pages of ordinances were presented. Is this really necessary in a township that has on...

Time for

a change

It is time for a change in Todd Township. Vote for supervisor Clayton Hoyt.

At the Feb. 26 meeting of the Todd Township Zoning Committee, 100 pages of ordinances were presented. Is this really necessary in a township that has one-third of its area within the city of Park Rapids and a large portion is under shoreland ordinances?

We know there have to be restrictions concerning lakeshores, sewers, drainage, farm lagoons, etc. The township board has opposed commercial development along Highway 34 west, which would bring in substantial taxes. Sales of property are restricted because of the ordinance that states no storage buildings can be erected before a house is built. Prospective buyers need a secure place to store their building materials during the building process.

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The township board has been negative to any new developments and there are many other issues. Where is this money going?

Why is the Todd Township tax so much higher than neighboring townships?

Lake Emma's tax rate is 9.520, Henrietta's tax rate is 13.232 and Todd's tax rate is 21.327. Todd Township receives more than the school from taxes collected in Todd Township. Aren't the school's needs greater than the township's? Why are these things happening?

Be sure to exercise your democratic voting privileges from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 in the basement of the courthouse.

Absentee ballots are available from the Todd Township clerk, Mildred Lovin, and can be mailed in.

Vote for supervisor Clayton Hoyt. It's time for a change.

Janis Eckhoff

Todd Township resident

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