Carbondale needs tax revenues to fund `frills’ |

Carbondale needs tax revenues to fund `frills’

Dear Editor,

I am writing in support of the Marketplace. Why should I have to take my sales tax dollars to Glenwood, which will never do anything to help Carbondale?

This project can be a boon to downtown.

It is a fact that most Carbondale residents do not work in town. Consequently, by the time they get home, there is nothing open except bars, restaurants, grocery store, and movie theater. If we had a “big box,” then the traffic generated would spill over to downtown and more business would result.

Let’s not forget the fact that over 80 percent of this town’s revenues come from sales tax. If you want the community center, arts center, and other frills, you will need the additional sales tax revenues generated by the “big box.” Please vote “yes.”

Sharon A. Brenner


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