Letters to the Editor 2019

To the Editor: 

The Avalon Spout Off referring to the “Lone Wolf” candidate for Borough Council was way off base.

They claimed that a candidate that is actually concerned about how Avalon spends its tax dollars is a bad thing and not a team player. Really?

They claimed Avalon’s tax rate is low while disregarding the fact that the total property ratables (2017 vs. 2018) went up by almost one and a half billion dollars.

The budget, therefore, has increased showing little or no effect on individual owners' tax assessment. Lowering individual property tax rates rather than spending this increase is a legitimate question.

If this candidate, Jim Lutz, is a “Lone Wolf,” I want to be part of the wolf pack.