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Published May 07, 2008, 12:00 AM

Letter to the editor: Vote no on the proposal to raise tax on ag property for roads

County roads are called public roads because they are utilized by a diverse group of people. When was the last time you drove on a county road?

By: Dawn Olson, Jamestown, The Jamestown Sun

County roads are called public roads because they are utilized by a diverse group of people. When was the last time you drove on a county road?

Do you need a county road to get to Spiritwood Lake, Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Arrowhead National Wildlife Refuge, Pipestem Lake, Arrowwood Lake or Mud Lake? Or the James River south of Jamestown? Did you drive on a county road to visit Grandpa or Grandma? Or just go for a Sunday drive in the country?

Delivery trucks and semis also use these roads to transport goods and services to the other communities in the county. The hunters use these county roads, as well. In fact, I am not a farmer, but I am living in the country and driving into Jamestown for work.

It is unfair to expect one segment of society to carry the tax burden for roads that are used by a diverse group of citizens, both residents and non-residents.

I intend to vote no on the road tax measure and I hope you do too.

Dawn Olson

Jamestown

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