It is always nice to see enhancements to the infrastructure within our community. Projects that enhance the overall quality of life, paid for by the taxpaying hardworking folks that toil and share their income for the benefit of all of us.
It is through their contributions we have quality schools, a superior police department and well maintained roads. So you may wonder what priorities the Town Council had for spending in the past few months. What is an example of an infrastructure improvement that will add to our quality of life paid for with public money?
Maybe the better question to ask would be do we really need the project, is it the best use of taxpayer dollars, and are there no other projects of a higher priority? Remember it does not matter what the source of the money is, if it is paid with tax dollars, you paid for it.
Recently there has been a lot of discussion about the growing privileges of being in the “government class”. We have seen our leaders in Washington carve out special exemptions and privileges for themselves and their staffs. Our Connecticut elected federal officials even have special reserved parking set aside for them at Bradley Airport. Is that a special perk for the “government class”, we leave that for you to decide.
If Coventry established special parking and special services for our staff would that be our number one priority for public money spent for the good of our community or would that just be an example of special preferences for the “government class”? We all have our priorities; we all have a family budget part of which is set aside for supporting our government with tax dollars. We all depend on our elected leaders to spend our money wisely, but we will not all agree on what the priorities should be.
Below are pictures taken in the parking lot of the Coventry Town Hall. What you see is the recently purchased auto and electric charging station for use by local government. The automobile is registered to the Town of Coventry and assigned for use to the Town Manager, John Elsesser.
Therefore it is up to each of us to decide if this electrically powered car and charging station was the best and highest priority for our government on which to spend our taxes wisely. How many charging stations are installed in local homes, is this a common item for Coventry residents? Is this a special perk for the “government class” or a necessary expense for the benefit of our community as a whole?