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Letter to the Editor | What do we get for our tax dollars in West Bend? | By Judith Beck


August 12, 2018 – West Bend, WI –  The City of West Bend has informed our condo association of 46 owners that as of the end of this month (August 2018) we either have to purchase flip carts for our garbage collection or contract with a private company to collect our garbage.

Because our building is a 55-and-older building we have a lot of elderly occupants and do not have a maintenance service that would do the work of moving flip carts to an acceptable location for the city to collect.

To contract with a private company will men our condo dues will have to be increased to accommodate the expense.

The city Public Works Department also informed us even though we pay taxes to have garbage pickup we will not get a break on said taxes.

The edict has affected all buildings in the city that are of multiple units, since an edict came from the Public Works Department in 2003.

Does this seem fair?

What the city is providing to our residents for our tax dollars. They seem to not have enough money to pay for improving streets. The only benefit our residents have is fire and police protection which we have used in the past.

We are otherwise paying for all services we need within our complex.

Why has this issue not come to the attention of our citizens in this city before now? I guess we all are just followers of what all politicians do, not only in our city bus also county, state and nation.

The Public Works Department gets approximately $6,000 from our condo residents yearly from taxes and provides to us nothing. If they want to take away services to us then maybe we should get a break on those taxes.

Judith Beck
West Bend


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