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Old 03-04-2015, 11:18 AM
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I just don't understand why I must pay for this. CDD 5-10 to pay? Why? What about CDD 1-4? Why don't they have to share in the cost? It should only be the CDD that Lake Miona is in. I'm not the most politically active or knowledgeable person. Please make me understand how this can be fair.
CDD 1 - 4 have a different form of Government.
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I just don't understand why I must pay for this. CDD 5-10 to pay? Why? What about CDD 1-4? Why don't they have to share in the cost? It should only be the CDD that Lake Miona is in. I'm not the most politically active or knowledgeable person. Please make me understand how this can be fair.
And this $50,000 expense is added to the $1.5 million residents of districts five through ten are going to be charged for shoring up the Morse Blvd bridge.

IMO Janet Tutt seems to be trying to sweep this event under the rug by just giving the same tired statement every time she is asked about it. Hopefully she will be asked what happens if the guilty party just sells their home and moves far, far away?
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CDD 1 - 4 have a different form of Government.
Please explain the difference so I can better understand this issue. Thank You.
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And this $50,000 expense is added to the $1.5 million residents of districts five through ten are going to be charged for shoring up the Morse Blvd bridge.

IMO Janet Tutt seems to be trying to sweep this event under the rug by just giving the same tired statement every time she is asked about it. Hopefully she will be asked what happens if the guilty party just sells their home and moves far, far away?
Considering the tree issue and the bridge restoration, how much money per household are we talking about? Will it be spread out over a span of time?
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Considering the tree issue and the bridge restoration, how much money per household are we talking about? Will it be spread out over a span of time?
That would be a good question for your elected representative in whatever district you live. Just guessing that these fees would come from some reserve fund and not be assessed to each household.
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We haven't been accessed for anything in the eight years we have owned property here. Not ONE penny from the deal we made when we bought.
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All Districts have inter local agreements that cover who pays for what. These agreements are a matter of record so I am told. If what happens doesn’t suite you views, then express your frustration to your locally elected District representatives.
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Did anyone see a mention of this crime in the VHA news included with today's Sun Times? Looked twice but maybe I missed it.
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There is another dimension to this issue. The District is setting precedent meaning that in future expect more of our amenity fees to be used for other than amenities like attorney fees for fighting the IRS, tree cutting culprits bridges.

And again let's not put the cart before the horse. In my view we do not have people making negative statements we have a negative situation that people are commenting on and they have a right to express their opinion.
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CDD 1 - 4 have a different form of Government.
What are the differences?
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It’s been 6 full weeks since this egregious act was first posted and it is just as disgraceful today as it was then. The most obvious motive has always been that one homeowner or a few homeowners desired a better water view at the expense of those beautiful old trees.

While the felled trees are truly awful, it is equally wrong to punish so many homeowners who will now foot the bill. I agree that if the $50,000 fee was charged only to the homeowners in this particular neighborhood someone’s memory would be jogged. After all, money is a powerful motive – it makes idiots cut down trees (so they can sell their house for more $$$) but it also makes a lost memory become an “Ah ha…now I remember” moment.

The reward has unfortunately not yet encouraged anyone to step forward but a hefty bill shared by a small neighborhood will produce reliable leads. It’s time for those who know something to step forward and do the right thing.
I agree. I contacted my CDD representative. He said: "Of course people in the immediate neighborhood knew exactly what was going on".
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And this $50,000 expense is added to the $1.5 million residents of districts five through ten are going to be charged for shoring up the Morse Blvd bridge.

IMO Janet Tutt seems to be trying to sweep this event under the rug by just giving the same tired statement every time she is asked about it. Hopefully she will be asked what happens if the guilty party just sells their home and moves far, far away?
I have never seen where Jane Tutt "swept anything under the rug".
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I just don't understand why I must pay for this. CDD 5-10 to pay? Why? What about CDD 1-4? Why don't they have to share in the cost? It should only be the CDD that Lake Miona is in. I'm not the most politically active or knowledgeable person. Please make me understand how this can be fair.
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I have never seen where Jane Tutt "swept anything under the rug".
I agree 100%
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