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Old 11-16-2019, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Velvet View Post
Yes, you are right. But media has amazing power as some very important people use it to communicate.... when I can I’ll be there and you can count on me.
And get in a whole lot of trouble.
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Old 11-16-2019, 04:07 PM
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LOL you are sooo right.
Old 11-17-2019, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Two Bills View Post
If your not in charge of it. Why worry.
If your not paying for it. Why worry.
If it doesn't benefit you. Be glad it helps someone else.
If it is not what you want. Find an alternative.

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WE ARE PAYING for it in our 25% tax increase!
Old 11-17-2019, 09:25 AM
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I feel the concern here is, Sumter County increased property taxes because they saw needs of their municipalities that were not being met financially. So they had the homeowners foot the bill. THEN they decided that developers (of which the Morse Family is the largest in the county) should get a break on impact fees.

It should have gone the other way around. Developers should be brought up to current impact fee trends and be charged impact fees that better reflect the region. Property taxes might also need increasing but not nearly at the new rate.
Old 11-17-2019, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by New Englander View Post
It will be very interesting to see what happens when these Sumter Commissioners come up for re-election.
I am afraid that nothing will change. I doubt that any are voted out of office. Too many people don't vote.
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:30 AM
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Might not only be a company town; might be a company county...
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Old 11-17-2019, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by starflyte1 View Post
I am afraid that nothing will change. I doubt that any are voted out of office. Too many people don't vote.
Maybe a 25% increase in tax will be an incentive to get out and vote.
Is this a great country or what?
Old 11-17-2019, 01:17 PM
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At the end of the day, the homeowners pay no matter how you split the pie.

More recent homeowners and those without homestead exemption a pay a far higher percentage of taxes than those who have been here 5+ years. The impact of new development is built into the tax structure.

Development is why employment is high and taxes in Sumter County has not increased in 10 years.

Development is why Home prices outside the Villages has increased 32.8% so far this year.
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