Our small community operates on a entirely strict budget. I guess this because I am the Town Clerk and Tax Collector. Every year the people I was with and I struggle to make ends meet because our residents refuse to vote to approve any sort of tax increase. The two of us put it up each year for a vote and all they do is complain. I wish for one moment they would kneel in on a planning meeting to see how tough it is to supply services while having no money to do so. This year, may be different! The two of us sent a letter out letting the city residents guess that the people I was with and I would no longer be able to allow events at our local hall. It is owned and operated by the local government so the residents have been able to use the facility for dances, parties, and fundraisers in the past. The two of us started getting calls once the letters were delivered and when the people I was with and I said that the people I was with and I could no longer afford to heat and cool the building people then understood our plight. Words spread quickly and the new budget, with a small tax increase should go through separate from a problem. Then the people I was with and I can operate the Heating and A/C plan and things can go back to normal, and many people just take things like heating and cooling public buildings for granted. They don’t take into account the utility bills, service, and updates that are needed. They just know that the government, local or otherwise, is tough them for no reason. This all changes quickly when you start taking away services that they are used to getting and inform them that there is no money in the budget to supply them.