Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Goose Creek will elect a Mayor and three council members on April 8. These elected public servants work for us and must safeguard our residential neighborhoods from uncontrolled encroachments and creeping taxes. Residents of neighboring municipalities rue the day they opted for growth and congestion and now face crowded roads every day as well as miles of residential sprawl.
A recent news report divulged that Mt. Pleasant is increasing its property taxes, business licenses and storm water fees. I commend our long-serving Mayor Heitzler for refusing to raise property taxes for the past 35 years, and I appreciate his careful development of commercial density that prevents too many people and businesses from being crammed together.
My wife and I moved here nine years ago to get away from big city life, to enjoy milder temperatures and friendly people, and to be close to our family. Mayor Heitzler welcomed us and we now have the pleasure of chatting with him regularly. He actually listens to us. Only dignitaries would be welcomed like this in Boston, where we came from. We also attended all seven of Mayor Heitzler’s “History of Goose Creek” lectures. He shared an amazing wealth of information for the many folks that attended. Clearly, this dedicated public servant loves his city. He is “of the people” he serves.
David and Mary Jacobson