|Editor’s note: This Wright letter is a
late offering from County News Online. It was published in The Advocate
and has since gotten a response from Darke County Commissioner Mike
Stegall. He advised me that another letter is on its way and CNO will
soon get a copy. You will see it as soon as we get it.
We have to wake up
According to Ted Finnam a proponent of CAUV and Scott Zumbrink
representing the State Treasurer Association, CAUV is losing it’s clout
in Ohio. Taxes on our farm acres will increase 100 percent to 300
percent in January 2012.
We have to wake up immediately and begin to protect ourselves from any
A national TV program just revealed that Ohio has the highest real
estate taxes in the nation. Can you believe we pay more than New York?
We have the second highest real unemployment rate behind Michigan in
These fools in the commissioner’s office don’t get it. Every dollar
they take out of our pockets and transfer to someone else’s pocket is a
tax on the achievers and welfare for the non achievers.
Case in point. The slow boys and one term Delaplane are planning to
raise the conveyance fees again. I get confused over conveyance fees
and real property transfer taxes. I believe this is a way to call a tax
a fee. Why not be honest and just call it what it is, a tax?
It has also come to my attention that our enlightened commissioners
want to turn Darke County into a wind mill junk yard. Two years ago I
was contacted by a company out of Austin, Texas about leasing a farm I
have on the Richmond-Palestine Road. They were considering putting wind
mills in southern Randolph County, (the highest place in Indiana) and
southern Darke County, Ohio. They came to the conclusion there wasn’t
enough wind in this area to make it a viable business.
After what I’ve learned, I am of the opinion that wind mills in Darke
County are nothing more than a rip off of the stupid people in
Washington that are squandering our tax money. Ask yourself why would
they come here to start a wind farm when we have so little wind when
they could go anywhere in the United States where the wind blows all
the time? They come for the Government money. When it’s gone we will
have a massive junk yard... in my opinion.
In all fairness there is one location in Darke County where I’m sure a
wind mill would be profitable. The front yard of the commissioner’s
office. The hot wind is always blowing there.