Dont give up; still plenty BG can do
You're a senior on a fixed income, you're middle aged and disabled, or you're younger and can't find work. Your future medical coverage is in doubt. Your savings account and 401K has been dwindling. Your home value has plummeted although your taxes haven't. About the only good thing is electricity rates have become competitive.
About all you can do is take two pills in the morning, but now you can only use half a glass of water! I forgot that Buffalo Grove intends to double the water rate. Oh and only some of the roads will be fixed. What's next? From which well will the citizens be gouged?
Harsh you call me? Paying for education, not just college, is going to explode.
Yes, times are tough. It's bad enough our state is ranked 50th in financial ineptness. This factors big into your expenditures. That's less grant money available that in the past aided BG to become a pretty remarkable model for raising a family.
The village board says that ride is over. I say hogwash! We can't get trapped in being labeled or clumped together with other communities. We need leadership that raises above the mediocre and not only confronts the challenges ahead but invigorates the solutions with "forward thinking". More alliances bring greater buying power. More exploratory solution findings (brainstorming of viable advantages readily accessible on the Internet) or contests that reward participants of specific economical savings shared by all.
I'm in favor of raising the salary or stipend the village commissioners can make, IF the bottom line is shrunk. If the village was a working company, and the ledger went from being in the black to the red, heads would roll! Not all the blame should be encompassed in that direction. Our leaders are educated, dedicated and able...what is needed is to light the fire under their feet. After all, 30,000+ people are counting on them to succeed. I pray they don't let us down. I still believe that Buffalo Grove is where utopia roams! Please prove me right.
Randy F. Gollay
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