City of Streetsboro water customers face an increase or 15 percent
in their water rates over the next three years. Residents are also paying more in sewer rates; property taxes will increase to pay for a new high school and update of facilities; plus, two school operating levies expire in 2014 and will most likely come up for a vote in 2015.
I wonder what's next?
I have a suggestion: How about a little empathy for the senior citizens struggling to get by? Put a freeze on the water rate increase for them.
I applaud the fact that Council member Tim Claypoole had the courage to oppose it and will have the same courage when it comes to a vote. I hope Council members will consider excluding seniors from any more increases and remember the fact that their jobs are elected positions, and people do remember how they vote on issues.
Mary Alice Trimmer, Streetsboro