An excerpt from an orginal article published in the Bismarck Tribune, May 21, 2018, by Cheryl McCormack, emphasis ours.
Leo Vetter, of Bismarck, who owns and operates Vetter Homes Inc., said there’s a lot to consider before making a decision on whether or not to proceed with a project, such as the Missouri Valley Complex.
He said, if elected, he’d approach his evaluation from the standpoint of a business owner, asking the following questions: Does the Missouri Valley Complex provide more value than it costs? Can it be done in an efficient way that doesn’t add more tax burden to property owners? Are there already similar offerings in other parts of the county? Does the project utilize that county property for the most good, for the most number of people, in Burleigh County?
“At face value, offering additional, improved or modernized amenities for citizens, like the Missouri Valley Complex, can be a good thing,” he said.
Tackling a challenge like lowering property taxes will take a consistent effort, according to Vetter.
“The county is a very complex organization, and it’s easy for some to say that it’s one thing, or the other thing, that will fix it all, but that’s not the case. It will take a consistent effort,” he said, adding that his experience as a business owner will be an asset to the people of the county.