Last week, the local newspaper reported that two police officers were added to the Mt. Orab police force. As I noted in an earlier post, most estimates place the yearly total cost of those officers (with salaries, training, and equipment) at about $75,000 per. The article also notes that the officers were added in expectation of the new shopping center anchored by Wal-Mart.
So the Wal-Mart’s not supposed to open until 2011, from what many have said, yet we’re already looking at an expenditure through that time totaling nearly half a million dollars of taxpayer money to pay for the officers. In a town of just 3000 people.
Tell us again how Wal-Mart saves us money?