Since Mr. Bhatia joined Gateway in 2005, he and his colleagues on the Board of Directors have raised property taxes for area homeowners every single year except 2014, when the state increased funding. The next year, they were back at it.
Even in years when enrollment dropped, Bhatia and the board raised the tax levy costing homeowners more and more.
Foxconn has barely begun, and Mount Pleasant is spending money like there is no limit. Millions and millions of dollars to purchase land. Millions for roads, water and sewer service. Millions for contractors and consultants. Millions more for fire and police.
Does anyone really believe that property taxes in Mount Pleasant aren’t going up when the village has reached its borrowing limit? Who better to have on the board than a trustee that is totally comfortable making property owners pay for expensive projects with tax dollars. No thank you.
We need trustees who will represent the people, not Foxconn. Vote for John Martini, Don Schulz, Gary Feest and Tom Giese on April 3rd.