Who brought new taxes and what did we do with them?


September 15, 2019

In a recent article I claimed that some people really, really do not like tax increases. Strangely enough, these very same people have voted a lot of taxes upon themselves.

Here is a little history of an early need for sales tax money for the city.

It was a hot, dry summer when Roscoe Horner was mayor. He had told of the need for a wire system between Alva and the water wells about 15 miles south of town. He said such a system could monitor the wells and turn various pumps on and off without sending someone down to the well field.

I could observe the need for such a wired system and the n...

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