Flood levy vital for city

Published 11:22 am Thursday, October 23, 2014

There has been lot of good information put out about the upcoming Ironton flood system tax levy issue on the ballot this Nov. 4.

From my discussions, I feel that most residents of the city are supportive of this investment in their community.

Much like the roofs on our homes, you know if you don’t invest and maintain that roof, then you will end up paying much more to address the damage it causes when it leaks.

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Also like the roof of your home, it cost much more to replace it today than it did 20 or 30 years ago.

I think the city has demonstrated over the years that it has learned to live within its means while at the same time continuing to make much progress in the redevelopment efforts of the community. I am also sure that the employees of the city do not look forward to paying a little more on their taxes either, but will do so realizing certain costs are not within the city’s control.

But an investment is just that. We suffer a little pain upfront to hopefully get a much bigger gain in the future.

As I said, from most of my discussions, residents of Ironton support this proposed flood levy investment.

That Nov. 4 election day, however, often slips by with our busy schedules. Therefore, put it on your calendar now so that hopefully your voice is heard on not only this, but many other issues and candidates.


Ralph Kline

Asst. Executive Director, Development and Planning