Letters: There’s more
February 18, 2013 7:20PM
Updated: March 20, 2013 6:11AM
I wanted to write to praise the letter by Karl Breckenridge, but also to make an addendum. In the letter, “Our wallets are lighter” (Jan. 13), Breckinridge mentions that Mayor Tom Girrante and Councilmembers John Gerl, Don Fisher and Mike Turk have voted to sharply increase Joliet’s sales, electricity, telecommunications and natural gas taxes in addition to increases in ambulance and garbage rates. However, he left out a few.
Property taxes were also raised not long ago and a new tax was imposed on Joliet subscribers of Comcast and AT&T; the latter being used to finance the costly renovation of City Hall.
With the economic situation being what it is, these repeated tax hikes reflect a measure of irresponsibility on the part of the city government. I certainly think it is important that people be made aware of what is going on in Joliet, and thank Breckinridge for his contribution.
Possible, not impossible
The Grundy County Health Department would like to thank the following organizations and participants for going above and beyond in helping us with our recent Mass Dispensing Exercise:
First Christian Church, Morris: We truly appreciate your generosity and your readiness to accommodate us as we strive to better our ability to care for the health of our community. Thank you for the use of your facility and for assisting us with all of our questions and problems over the years.
Dunkin’ Donuts, Morris: Please accept our sincere thanks for your kindness and willingness to assist us by providing food for our exercise participants. We value your service to the community to help make our “Mission Impossible” exercise a success.
The volunteers: We cannot say enough how vital you are to what we do. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to assist us. Because of you we were able to achieve our exercise goals.
The generosity of our community partners and community members is our biggest asset. Thank you all for all you do.
For more information on the Grundy County Health Department, visit the website at www.grundyhealth.com.
Joan Harrop, J.D.,
Grundy County Health Dept.