Keep eye on Vienna council

On Sept. 27, 2018, at the City Council meeting, there was a vote pertaining to the police fee. Mr. Conley wanted to leave it at $2.02 for every Vienna household. In turn, Mr. Rogers, who is supposed to represent all of the senior citizens of Vienna on this police fee threw the senior citizens under the bus and wanted the fee raised to $4.05 per household. What the citizens of Vienna need to do is start coming to the council meetings and watch first hand where your money is going.

We had over 1,000 names on petitions for the water and sewer rate increase but by the time it got to the council members they looked at it and threw it aside. Mr. Rogers, Mr. Leach, Mr. Bibee and Ms. Smith voted for all rate increases. The same thing happened on the police fee. What citizens of Vienna don’t understand is that this is your money that the Mayor and 4 council members are spending.

If you ever look at the taxes you pay, if you live in Vienna, you would be shocked at the amount of money they receive from personal property and real estate taxes. I just hope that if you read this letter you will write down the names on this list and come election time help to change the future of Vienna.

Joe Brookover