Landowners deserve a break
To the editor:
Being an avid sportsman and outdoorsman here in northern Maine, I rely heavily on the support and willingness of local landowners in allowing myself and other sportsmen and women to access their property throughout the year. Whether it be for hiking, bicycling, hunting, fishing or ATV riding, without the cooperation of landowners none of this is possible.
Owners of small farms in the area work very hard to maintain their property and equipment. The cost of equipment and fuel to run it has gone through the roof. Property taxes keep increasing making it even more difficult for these farmers and landowners to keep their heads above water.
I feel that the owners of these small farms and woodlots should receive a break from the burden of high property taxes. If you are one who enjoys the willingness of landowners to allow us to utilize their property for recreational use, please join me in thanking them and speak out in support of some sort of tax relief.