A "no" vote on ICC Property Maintenance Code ordinance
To the Editor:
The ICC Property Maintenance Code is item five on the June 11 ballot in Rumford. There are many reasons to vote "no" on this ordinance.
It has nothing to do with garbage. Citizens need to aggressively question those who support this ordinance. Very similar ordinances have badly hurt homeowners in other towns nationwide. If passed, there is a strong liklihood that hundreds of Rumford homeowners will have their homes seived and taken away by town officials.
Property taxes will have to be raised between 50 and 100 percent in order to pay for the very expensive enforcement requirements of this ordinance.
Most Rumford residents are law abiding citizens who believe it is their right to own firearms. It has been a long American tradition that people should be secure in their own homes. Similarly, homeowners should have the right to be secure in their own homes without being harassed by another layer of government surveillance.
The citizens of Rumford have a right to consider the true motives of those who propose this ordinance. Many of these people have financial ties to large developers and contractors who want to confiscate properties in this town. There are those who want to profit at the expense of hundreds of Rumford residents.
There is no need whatsoever for this ordinance. Vote "no" on the ICC Property Maintenance Code ordinance.