LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Keeping tax dollars at home
The City of Iowa Park is faced with a tax drain! With the tax dollars to be used for park improvements, Economic Director, swimming pool, hi-way intersection beautification, Whoop-T-Do, ParkFest, ball field lighting, advertising of Iowa Park, median landscaping as well as many other community quality-of-life projects there is just not any reason to continue to send our neighboring cities our tax dollars.
During the Labor Day week it has been evident many thousands of tax dollars were pulled away from Iowa Park. There is no question the week is one of the biggest outdoors sales weeks with the Labor Day holiday, start of football season, backyard cookouts and opening of hunting season.
It escapes me as to why we as a community in need of further improvements would we not continue to abide by the motto we have all heard for years, “Shop Iowa Park First.” By promoting the taxes spent on beer and wine sales and all the dollars spent for picnic supplies on the same sales receipt to stay at home where it can do the most good is a smart business decision for the community. It doesn’t approve or disapprove of alcohol consumption that will take place anyway, we as a smart business c ommunity can no longer give away the dollars spent away from home.
Join me in saying “NO MORE” by signing a declaration petition to keep these tax dollars for Iowa Park. Let us say “YES” on the November ballot to keep our money at home where it belongs.