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Term limits are the cure for bad public service

The letter about term limits and poor service from county officials was apropos (SDN, Sept. 29).

When I first moved to the county five years ago, I got a delinquent tax notice. It hit me like a freight train because I always pay my bills. I had never gotten a notice in the first place.

I went to the county treasurer and was summarily informed that notice is not necessary and that if I did not pay in time my house would be sold on the courthouse steps.

I’ve never forgotten that experience. That has stuck in my craw ever since. That is a classic example of why term limits are necessary.

On the other hand, I’ve had conversations with County Commissioner Gary Lindstrom and the experience was diametrically opposed. The dealings I’ve had with him, he was always accommodating, down to earth, friendly and helpful.

E.W. Spieckerman

Blue River

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