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Don't change horses when you already have best one

October 5, 2022

The only criticism that has been brought against current commissioner, Tim Bertling, is that he voted to accept money from the Federal Government. Boundary county has utilized federal funds for many projects from river dikes to currently, a new ambulance. Examples are PILT (payment in lieu of taxes) for federal land in the county, Secure Rural Schools(roads and schools) Federal Highway Funds for roads and bridges, federal funds for our airport and many others.

The Federal Funds in question have no strings attached except what the money can be spent for. So far the funds have been spent for a new ambulance and new bathrooms at the fairgrounds.. We pay federal taxes, why not get at least some of it back?

I have known all of the county commissioners for the past 40-plus years, some better than others. Tim is one of the” better ones.” It takes a long time to learn all the ins and outs of the position.

We don’t have the time or money to bring two new commissioners up to speed at the same time when it’s not necessary. We don’t need to “change horses in the middle of the stream”

Especially if you already have the best horse.

Vote for commissioner Tim Bertling as a write-in and mark the ballot.
David Wattenbarger
Bonners Ferry

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