On the Nov. 4 ballot is a public question we must all consider seriously. It will read: "Should the assessing duties of the elected township assessor in the township be transferred to the county assessor?" If taxpayers want their assessments done correctly and on time, they should vote "yes."
Center Township offers the best reason for getting rid of this office. The corrupt Center Township Democratic organization put a janitorial supervisor for IPS schools in the position of township assessor so it was no surprise he didn't have a clue how to do the job. Getting rid of township assessors is an important first step in eliminating these cesspools of political corruption and cronyism masquerading as legitimate agencies of government.