Ignore the bickering and know the facts on Issue 3. Macedonia ended 2016 with around $650,000 in the bank. Over $21 million in road work is needed now with more in coming years. The city's total budget for 2017 is $19.4 million, which is 7 percent less than 2016.

The City spent 12 precent less than budgeted in 2016. Every department has tightened its belt. This is not a problem we can fix through budget cuts. See for yourself: www.macedonia.oh.us/financial-information. Finally, Issue 3 will maintain services, and residents will pay the same tax rate as they do now. It is critical for Macedonia. Residents should vote "Yes" on Issue 3 on May 2.

Melissa Granke, Macedonia