From Oregon and the North Coast Citizen, a letter to the editor shares the pain of Jeff Schlip Nehalem whose son had to find close to $1,500 to pay a tax levied by the school district there in order to place a manufactured home in the district. “Recently my son, who is just trying to get started in life, had to dig into his savings and write a check for close to $1,500 to the school district, just so he could obtain a building permit to place his manufactured home,” Nehalem writes. “The school board should not be placing an additional burden on nameless faceless individuals that may be considering placing a new home in the district. When a new home is built, it provides an additional funding source for the school district. This should be enough.” Nehalem asks readers to contact the school board asking them to eliminate the tax.
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