I was looking at the letter to the editor from Nick Kostandarus Sr. supporting David Wesler. Nick mention David’s attendance, too bad his attendance is not as great on a local level as it is on a state level. Imagine — someone from the Akron area telling us how to vote?
Also in the news lately is how Wesler, single-handedly, brought home $900,000 for the fairgrounds. Now it is great to bring home the bacon, but I contend the money probably would have come, with or without Wesler . While the money is earmarked for the fairgrounds, why didn’t David get the money for new windows for the courthouse? Maybe this is the money formerly known as the local government fund that was distributed to villages and townships where decisions could be made on a local level? The money is earmarked for the arts, thank God agriculture is an art in Preble County. It seems that the art of self-promotion is alive and well.
The old saying “the checks in the mail” makes me wonder if we even have the money.
Wesler claims to have never raised taxes. Landfill assessments (raised 41 percent?) and real estate conveyance fees (raised 50 percent) are taxes, as well as the hotel-motel tax causing an unfair advantage for Preble County’s neighbors.
I always have had a problem with David’s working knowledge and lack of leadership. Several years ago when we got two new commissioners, David failed to lead, and a new commissioner was made president. Why didn’t Wesler take the reigns?
I hope we don’t have to pay any big worker’s comp claims for repetitive stress injury from Wesler patting himself on the back. I will be voting for Rodney Creech. I don’t always agree with Rodney, but I like the fact Rodney really is a farmer, very successful in his other business, and will take a stand to argue his point.