To the Readers' Forum:
Upon reading the Oct. 26 edition of The Post-Journal on page B-1 was an article stating that the Mayville Village Board had decided to purchase a new 2012 Ford 1-ton regular cab truck. The article stated that by purchasing the vehicle, under state contract, the village would save $3,000 as opposed to buying it from an area dealer. I am aware of the existing financial concerns of all parties involved. The real problem that I have is why local county agencies would not have the basic understanding that monies to purchase these vehicles comes from tax revenue. Why should we purchase vehicles from other counties when the dealers in our own county pay property, school, payroll and sales taxes. I believe t hat our ''local'' dealers deserve the respect of the agencies that benefit from this revenue. Having been employed in the automobile industry for 47 years, I can assure you that car dealers have always been supportive of any and all local causes. We employ a substantial number of employees who in turn pay taxes and donate to local projects. We talk about ''all being in it together.'' Not the case. If you are not able or willing to support your own city, town, village or county, then ''Shame on You.''
Charles P. Fasciana