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Reader Opinion: Giveaway

Monday, certain members of Brainerd City council voted to give away $2.4 million taxes paid developing Brainerd Oaks, Serene Pines, and Dal Mar Estates, making no attempts to collect anything back on taxes spent on these disasters. They allowed t...

Monday, certain members of Brainerd City council voted to give away $2.4 million taxes paid developing Brainerd Oaks, Serene Pines, and Dal Mar Estates, making no attempts to collect anything back on taxes spent on these disasters. They allowed the HRA to sell them to one out-of-town buyer at bargain prices, giving away all rights to assessments taxpayers paid, getting back zero, zilch. They should have been offered on the open market. They did not protect the taxpayers. Would they do this with their money? Scheeler was demonized by Gabe Johnson and Pritchard for trying to protect the taxpayers on this project. They should be ashamed of themselves. Borkenhagen and Bevans also failed us taxpayers. Those who voted against were Hilgart, Koep.and Sheeler. Kudos for them! Remember next election who cares about taxpayers.

David Pueringer

Brainerd

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