by – We’re calling you on it, Mr. Wick!
Last week – long time Eagle County local – Charlie Wick weighed in (for higher taxes) on the proposed Permanent Property Tax increase – ballot issue 3B.
Mr. Wick’s letter (Click Here) begins…”I am a pragmatic realist and fiscal conservative”.
Somehow Mr. Wick’s (vote ‘yes’ on 3B) letter (forgot?) to mention that Mr. Wick is the husband of – Eagle Valley Elementary School Teacher – Mrs. Carol Wick (carol.wick-at-eagleschools.net). The ECT believes Mrs. Wick is a very nice person, and believes Mrs. Wick is also an excellent teacher. Does the Wick family have a personal financial interest in the outcome of this Tax INcrease vote? You decide.
FACT: The EagleCountyTimes.Com – has and will continue to expose HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE spending by our School District – Spending documented by the School District’s own A/P check register (Click Here)
More from Mr. Wick’s letter: “As one woman told me, “People will not move here and buy homes here just because of the schools, but families certainly won’t move here or want to live here if the schools are not in good shape.”
FACT: Mr. Wick and “woman”, families are not moving into Eagle County now because our Community is not producing any new JOBS for the children’s parents. This lack of any new full-time ‘non-seasonal’ jobs is what is driving our Communities out of control home Foreclosure rate, Mr. Wick.
Mr. Wick’s confused allegation: “ALL current district employees have had reduced wages and are paying increased costs for their benefits.”
FACT: Eagle County School District Superintendent – Dr. Sandra Smyser – did not receive a reduction in her ($192,384.74/yr) salary – she was handed her $10,000+ bonus last year – then proceeded directly after that – to cut 40 jobs, 30 of which were our School Teachers! (Click Here, Mr. Wick).
The ECT would like to suggest to Mr. Wick (and others who believe we need higher taxes) you ARE FREE at any time to send your PERSONAL CHECK to:
Eagle County School District
P.O. Box 740
Eagle, Colorado 81631
In the mean time Mr. Wick, please try to be just a little less disingenuous (and more factual) in your next letter to the Daily Fishwrap.
ECT readers know Editor-Half-the-Story over at the Fishwrap won’t call you on this, Mr. Wick – however the ECT can and will…Just ask Mr. Chris Romer! (Click Here) Mr. Wick…