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Letter to the editor

By Staff | Jul 25, 2008

To the EDN:

“Vision is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “the ability to imagine and prepare for the future.” Working through EXCEL! ESTHERVILLE we have an unprecedented opportunity to bring our vision of Estherville to life.

The vision that EXCEL! ESTHERVILLE represents will touch all aspects of our community from housing to recreation, to job growth, to beautification and much more. This vision is the work of dozens of people and organizations within the community and is intended to be ongoing for a number of years.

On Aug. 26, we have the opportunity to say “YES” to a one-cent local option sales tax for our city at a special election. This local option sales tax will assist in finding the vision for our community’s future.

The local option sales tax has been used by nearly every city in Iowa, including our neighboring communities and we have been at a distinct disadvantage by not taking advantage of this asset earlier. Now is the time to say “YES!” Now is the time to fund our vision and provide our city with financial flexibility for future growth and advancement.

We urge you to take advantage of the opportunity to VOTE YES on Aug. 26.

EXCEL! ESTHERVILLE Steering Committee

George Shadle