Moving from Guilderland isn’t the only solution to avoiding being overtaxed

To the Editor:

Most of us can point to friends, family, or co-workers that have moved from New York State in search of lower taxes and cost of living. As I review my local property tax history, I can’t help but notice the rate of increase is two-and-a-half times the rate of appreciation of my real-estate value over the past 20 years.

There appears to be a belief system held by our local, elected representatives that is quite different from the financial prudence that typical families must follow. I’d like to believe that moving from Guilderland isn’t the only solution to avoiding being over taxed. At some point, increasing taxes on hardworking residents can’t be the recurrent solution.

I am supporting Mark Grimm for supervisor because he has always looked out for Guilderland taxpayers. He does thorough research and is willing to stand up to those in power whenever necessary to protect those paying the bills. His strong can-do record in this area gives us good insight to what we can expect from him as supervisor.

Mark Ryan

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