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Monday, May 6, 2013
I read your article of April 26 on the position of the candidates for the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors with interest (“Supervisor candidates define positions”).
I was very disappointed in Al Bedrosian’s stand against the proposed Vinton library project.
We have lived in Roanoke County, in the Vinton area, for more than 50 years and have paid taxes just like everyone else in the county.
All we want is a library with updated equipment in sufficient numbers and more space to serve the approximately 240,000 patrons who use the Vinton library each year.
Our current library lacks the space for young people even to usethe library for assisted research. We don’t need meeting rooms and the many extras of the South County library, just adequate space and resources.
Unlike any other area of the county, the town of Vinton shared with the county in the cost of the land on which to build the new library. After all, the residents of east county will help bear the cost of every library in the county.
County supervisors should work together for the good of the whole county, and not be concerned just for their district.
Wasting money to stir up tax demand
Reading the news story “Army says no to more tanks, but Congress insists” April 29 annoyed me more than Dan Casey!
The Army does not need or want any more Abrams tanks, yet Congress, in the midst of sequestration, is requiring that almost half a billion dollars be spent to build a 70-ton paperweight.
These tanks will most likely be put into storage and rust until bid upon by a scrap metals firm.
Meanwhile, services that the public enjoys or needs are eliminated so one party can blame the other, in hope that the public will demand higher taxes so their wanted programs and services will return. Disgusting.
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