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Letters to the Editor

October 16, 2012

'What happened to helping our fellow man?'

CENTERVILLE — Dear Editor,

What is wrong with our city government and its policies?

In March I was unable to pay my property taxes for the first time in 25 1/2 years due to losing my job and not having an income.

I only owed $62.

I then found out that my property at 806 E. Jackson St. was going to be sold at the tax sale in June.

I went to the treasurer's office a week or two after the tax sale and asked if my property had been sold and was told that it was not put in the tax sale. I have since received notification from the treasurer's office that my home had been sold in the tax sale.

Through all of this I have tried to find a job and I have applied for Social Security disability for depression problems and arthritis in my knees.

I have been unable to find an office job as I am not able to stand or walk for long periods of time.

How can the treasurer's office take my property that I own? The property that my ex-husband and I worked hard to pay the loan on. The home where I raised my son.

I am upset at Creek Holdings who purchased my property at the tax sale.

What happened to helping our fellow man?

I do not think it is right to take advantage of someone when they are down on their luck. Especially when you are taking someone's home and leaving them homeless.

Becky Clark

Centerville

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A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
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