Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

September 10, 2013

Pride in property ownership

The Daily Iowegian

---- — Dear Editor,

Homeowners and landlords, do you think five gallons of paint would increase your property taxes? I do not think so.

Do you landlords ever go by and check on your rentals? For the most part, I do not think so.

Landlords, do you ever do a credit and background check before renting? Again, for some of you, I do not think so.

As a taxpaying resident of Centerville, I do not believe (in fact I know) it does not cost a fortune to maintain your property. If you keep it up, oh yes, other thing, do you ever tell your renters to pick up the trash from the yards or mow and cut the weeds?

Some of you residents of your own properties need to do those things on a regular basis too.

Let's all take pride in property ownership and make Centerville a greater place to live.

Concerned resident

Charlotte Miller