To the Editor:
I write this letter from the perspective of a school board member as well as a farmer. As a Little Falls Community Schools Board member, I can say that the Board worked very hard to make sure all the facility improvements are necessary, purposeful and practical. There is no fluff.
The $32.3 million referendum will increase your taxes. If you own a home with an estimated market value of $125,000, your taxes will increase $135 a year by passing both questions.
Farmers will pay much, much more. In many cases their taxes may increase by several thousand dollars. Is this fair? No.
Passing the referendum cannot increase crop prices or control the weather in order to increase farm income. It is time to do something about this unfair tax system. Complaining and just voting “No” doesn’t solve the problem.
Everyone, not just farmers should be contacting those that can change the law. Contact Rep. Ron Kresha, Sen. Paul Gazelka and Gov. Dayton. There are currently two bills in the legislature dealing with this issue. We need to “take the bull by the horns” and change this unfair system. Make this a fair tax.
The referendum is necessary and farmers do support education.
— Cathy Adamek, Randall