People are talking about who will be paying the new county meals tax if it is passed by voters on Nov. 5. I am not convinced that the bulk of the revenue will come from the truck stops at Toms Brook, as we are being told.
The dozens of "mom-and-pop" eateries along the county's back roads, far from being tourist attractions, depend almost exclusively on locals grabbing a quick lunch or some breakfast pancakes. Their patrons - our neighbors - are going to pay the freight for the county's ever-ambitious spending plans.
I urge my friends and neighbors to vote no on Nov. 5, and send the new Meals Tax back to the Board of Supervisors for a eulogy.
Sabrina Schneibel, Woodstock