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Letter: Teachers also have been ignored

Kudos to Christian Alexandersen and the

Carroll County Times

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for the front page exposé on the deterioration of county services under our current commissioners.

The article on low morale among county employees on page A7 also hit the mark. Looks like a few unwanted chickens have come home to roost even before some of the commissioners can fly off to higher office, as they appear poised to. And the troubles are not just limited to the deteriorating condition of our parks and roads.

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There are more than a few experienced and valued teachers who have left or are looking to leave our schools in search of a more competitive salary.

While this crew of commissioners has frittered away endless hours on climate change denial, gun rights, having an "official" county language, sectarian prayer and attempting to make the county a drone-free zone, the people's real business has all but been ignored. Every minute spent on one of these topics has meant a minute not devoted to essential concerns like maintaining our roads and parks and improving our commercial tax base. One also has to wonder what park repairs might have been accomplished with the $400,000 now earmarked for private- and home-school education.

All of these ego-stroking and image-building initiatives have been championed without the people's prodding or consent. I never lost a minute of sleep worrying about whether I lived in a Second Amendment haven or whether a drone was threatening to circle my house.

Citizens of Carroll County, remember all of this nonsense and do-nothingness when you go to the polls on June 24.

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Frank J. Batavick

Westminster

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