Candidates’ ideas embraced

Published 11:23 am Tuesday, October 27, 2015


The Woman’s Club of Buckingham County invited the candidates for the Buckingham Board of Supervisors to a meeting on Oct. 15th. There were several interesting ideas presented that I would like to share and comment on.

Donnie Bryan of District Two proposed again a meals tax because it is not mandatory. Morgan Dunnavant of District Four proposed a tax on rental property. I think both of these ideas are worth looking at because the county is always looking for more revenue and these ideas would not increase property taxes.

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John Staton of District Four spoke about his open meetings twice a year with any and all citizens of the county. I think this is a great idea. It gives citizens more time to talk and learn about issues.

Don Matthews of District Three felt that unmanned dumpster sites should be manned. I think this is a good idea. Our government is supposed to serve its citizens and this will also provide a few more jobs.

Marie Flowers

Woman’s Club of Buckingham County