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Letter: Wake up, Landis

Landis will be filling two seats next Tuesday.

Let’s look at our incumbent first. Dorland Abernathy spent the first part of his term attending meetings at Myrtle Beach with the town board and “spending money like drunken sailors,” as one board member said after attending the meetings at his own expense.

We taxpayers paid for our members to live it up.

Mr. Abernathy now claims he worked to get the travel budget reduced from $30,000 to $7,000. I would like to say thanks for voting for lowering the travel budget, even though it was thousands of dollars late.

Roger Safrit is an experienced board member; however, during his last term he and the previous board continued to spend, spend, spend and let the people pay the bills. He wants to continue the same habits as before — more police and even a new, million-dollar-plus stand-alone department, while many citizens can never find anyone at the station the department has now. Landis now spends $800.000 on our police department, which does a wonderful job. That is down from $1,030,000.

He also wants to expand the fire department. We have two fire departments with some real nice equipment parked in them and the dedicated staff to provide the service when needed. I am sure if Chief Linn needs any help, he has in his budget the means to make this work.

When I asked Mr. Safrit how we were going to pay for all this expansion, his reply was the people — you know, raise taxes and power bills.

Wake up, voters. We can’t have this kind of leadership in Landis. We need leaders that are successful business owners that know what it’s like to operate on budgets and meet payrolls. Vote for Tony Corriher and Bobby Brown.

Darrell Overcash
Landis

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