Councilman: nonprofits are a burden in town

Posluszny said that the organization provides a necessary service to the region as a whole, working not only in a directly philanthropic manner, but also as a liaison to governmental organizations which people may not be familiar with.

"There are no counseling services in town," Posluszny said. "We help working people with everything from gas to get to work to providing clothing for their children."

With the current economic conditions, Posluszny said that the services provided by organizations like North County Ministries are all the more necessary.

"We have more people coming to our door than ever before, but we are receiving less in donations," Posluszny said. "Many people live on the edge of catastrophe - where would they go if we weren't here?"

Ackley affirmed that he is sticking to his position that when non-profits proliferate, taxpayers generally suffer.

"I have broad shoulders - I can take it," he said. "I am worried about bringing businesses to town - I just don't want them here."

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