The is letter is addressed to Garrad County Judge-Executive E.J. Hasty and the county magistrates.
Can you help me pay my homeowners and automobile insurance?
As you know, insurance premiums have risen dramatically since the tragic Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Some reports tell us that homeowner insurance has risen an average of 13 percent in the past two years alone as insurance companies try to recoup some of the huge amounts of money they had to pay out after Sept. 11.
I can barely afford to keep my modest home in Lancaster and the vehicles my husband and I use to get to work covered by insurance. Furthermore, I have a 16-year-old child who is looking forward to driving soon.
I realize the county has a huge debt to pay on the hospital, and I will be forced to do my part to help pay it, but do you realize what you are asking the families of our county to sacrifice? Insurance accounts for a huge portion of my already strained-to-the-limit budget. I don't know how I can handle a hike in my payment because of this tax. I've already shopped around and done everything I know to do to save on my insurance.