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Letter: Vote no on District 200 referendum

To the editor:

The following questions should be considered by the Wheaton taxpayers before voting:

• Where was the money allocated in the District 200 yearly budgets for repairs, maintenance and reserves for capital replacement expenditures spent and why weren’t these addressed before these needs became critical issues?

• Could the considerable money District 200 spent on referendum consultants been put to better use for repairs and maintenance?

• How many times has the Wheaton taxpayer been misled by “this will only cost the owner of a median priced home ($322,333) $180 per year”?  

As schools account for 73.25 percent of our property taxes, the time has come for our schools and all of our various governmental units to begin controlling their budgets, reducing expenditures, consolidating services and planning for future needs.

Isn’t this what all homeowners in Wheaton do every day to live within our means?   

Jim Harding

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