I'm writing this letter in the hope of clarifying some of the issues regarding the police situation here in Onaway. This has been a recurring topic for the past few years. Our funding from property taxes and revenue sharing continues to drop every year. This year's revenue is more than $80,000 lower than just five years ago. For the past few years we've used any excess from out water, sewer and street funds to offset some of our general fund deficit. By doing that, we have not been able to make any improvements for water, sewer or streets.