She’s free to shop elsewhere too
In his letter to the editor in the April 19 Clayton News-Star, Clayton Town Manager Steve Biggs stated quite arrogantly that those living outside the town limits “are free to visit other libraries” if they object to paying fees for using the town library. That, of course, is true.
What is also true is that we are free to do all future commercial shopping outside of Clayton on our way to those “other libraries.” There are numerous restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, specialty shops and other retail stores in the surrounding area, all within a short distance from where I live and where others outside the town limits live.
The Clayton library is a fine facility. But the building is already there. The books are already there. The staff is already there. A usage fee isn’t needed, as the library has been functioning quite well without one. This so called “fee” is simply another way of collecting a tax on the citizens by another government agency all too willing to collect more taxes from those citizens.