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Last month I relocated to Sequim and am looking forward to establishing my business here. I just started reading the Gazette and I was very alarmed to learn that the residents of Sequim may not support a 12-cent property levy to keep SARC running.
A rebuttal to Mr. Howerter’s letter, “Taxpayers should not subsidize SARC” (Letters to the Editor, Sequim Gazette, July 30, page A-10)
In response to Mr. John Jones’ letter of July 30 (“The end of lavender?” Letters to the Editor, Sequim Gazette, page A-10), I have what I consider some salient points.
Sorry to the gentleman who missed the hay wagon (“Letters to the Editor: ‘The end of lavender?’,” Sequim Gazette, July 30, page A-10).
Sgt. Bo Pinnell (U.S. Army) and his wife/high school sweetheart Johanna, above, made a stop in Sequim after spending the better part of three years in Italy. Both are 2010 Sequim High School graduates.
The letter to the editor, “Lavender Weekend disappoints from years past” by Rick McUne of Cashmere, Wash., (“Letters to the Editor,” Sequim Gazette, July 23, page A-11), was right on the money. Having volunteered with the unified Lavender Festival folks for a number of years and then the farmers’ group for a year, I can see and feel the difference between the former Lavender Festival of years ago, and the Sequim Lavender Growers Association and Sequim Lavender Farmers Association events.
The proposed property tax levy (Feb. 10 ballot) is classic example of a special interest group claiming they deserve a subsidy from the population at large. However, a facility used by only a minority of the community should “pay its own way.”
Do we have a voting fraud issue in our country? Let’s take a look at what happened in South Carolina in 2012
This is in reply to Bill Black’s guest opinion (“SARC board pleads; the public pays,” Guest Opinion by Bill Black, Sequim Gazette, July 16, page A-10) in which he advocates closing the SARC pool rather than paying about $25-$30 in taxes to keep the pool open.
I am a citizen of Sequim in support of maintaining SARC. Let’s forget as to what may or may not have happened in the past … now is the time to act. Our community and expressly myself need to have SARC in our lives. As recipient of three prostheses, SARC’s facility, and expressly its pool, is vital to my mobility.
I read the article, “Residents, county at odds over pot” (Sequim Gazette, July 9, page A-1).
I have attended Sequim Lavender Weekend for about five years. I am from out of the area and these are just some observations.
Regarding “Don’t Ignore the Simple Facts,” a letter from Aaron Barnes (Sequim Gazette, July 9, page A-10):
First, undress the harmless-sounding title into its former name, “Communism,” and later, “Progressivism.” Both meaning absolute dictatorial rule over the populace. No room for freedom of religion, of personal responsibility; of private enterprise; those things which aliens are swarming here to take advantage of.
Unlike the state of Colorado, Washington’s entrance into the recreational marijuana business has been totally chaotic!
SARC is a valuable community facility for all ages — babies to 90+ years old!
No one enjoys receiving their tax bill; and have no desire to fill the cavernous deficits taxing agencies have created. Here, intentions are to give reference to our community-owned recreational center’s (SARC’s) financial future.
On Friday afternoon, July 4, at the James Center for the Performing Arts, the Sequim City Band performed one of the most joyous, fun-filled, Independence Day concerts I’ve ever heard in my long life.
I am writing to express my appreciation for your recent column “Fact? Fiction? Fabrication” that appeared in the Sequim Gazette on July 2. I hope that many readers pay heed to it.
Our special thanks to $125, $250 and $500 Very Important Duck sponsors! Your donations made the Duck Derby a success for the Noon Rotary’s local community youth programs and charities.