Thoughts about Proposed Property Tax Increase

Thoughts about Proposed Property Tax Increase

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Old 09-09-2019, 11:10 AM
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I've read all the information on the tax increase and understand to a certain degree why they need it. What I don't understand is why the percentage is so large and all at one time. My husband keeps telling me they are asking for 25% but will vote for something less. I keep telling him, "Do you see enough opposition for that to happen? I don't."

It appears to me that just as they rolled back the millage in multiple steps with the intention of giving away monies more slowly than they had to, now they are asking for more than they need up front so they don't have to increase more than one time for a number of years. What kind of financial management does this county have? Don't answer. That was rhetorical.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:52 AM
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Lets see...the Commissioneers are raising our taxes 25% and giving themselves a pay raise...makes sense to me. VOTE them out!!!!!!!!!!
And replace them with who? Are you willing to run?
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Old 09-09-2019, 02:33 PM
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Lets see...the Commissioneers are raising our taxes 25% and giving themselves a pay raise...makes sense to me. VOTE them out!!!!!!!!!!
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And replace them with who? Are you willing to run?
I agree with JoMar!

I keep reading, "Vote them out." The statement ASSUMES that the commissioners will have opposition on the ballot. From my observation of recent Sumter County elections - commissioners and school board - I have little confidence that candidates who do not have the backing of the Morse family can successfully win elections.
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Smoke and mirrors.

The tax increase is all about greed.
If you haven’t driven throughout the new development area then make a point of taking friends and do it.
The rate of growth is incomprehensible!

There is no way that the developer can finance the infrastructure with bonds as we have been strapped with over the years. There is no amount of money that can keep up with this insanely fast growth unless it gets TAKEN from us.

The slow growth ( perhaps a misnomer)
Of the past is history. It’s all about greed and making the rich richer.

It’s time for grass roots revolt.
It’s not rocket science! Go look for yourself. The new development area
Is HUGE. It looks as though they are are building a new city. The bond revenues
Are not there. Miles of construction is in progress and we pay our bonds as well
As paying for the new infrastructure in the Fenny area. It’s time to raise hell.
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Smoke and mirrors.

The tax increase is all about greed.
If you haven’t driven throughout the new development area then make a point of taking friends and do it.
The rate of growth is incomprehensible!

There is no way that the developer can finance the infrastructure with bonds as we have been strapped with over the years. There is no amount of money that can keep up with this insanely fast growth unless it gets TAKEN from us.

The slow growth ( perhaps a misnomer)
Of the past is history. It’s all about greed and making the rich richer.

It’s time for grass roots revolt.
It’s not rocket science! Go look for yourself. The new development area
Is HUGE. It looks as though they are are building a new city. The bond revenues
Are not there. Miles of construction is in progress and we pay our bonds as well
As paying for the new infrastructure in the Fenny area. It’s time to raise hell.





Let us know what you are going to do.

Jus posting here does nothing.

Looking forward to your follow-up.
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:13 AM
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Does anyone else find it odd that the tax increases are "proposed" and "supposedly" have not yet been voted on as final, yet they are already spending the money earmarked for the new taxes (paving of Morse and Bueno Vista)? Based on this, it appears that the dog and pony show meetings being held are a mere formality and a wast of people's time since the "proposed" tax increases are really a done deal.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:17 AM
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Went to the meeting at Savannah last night; unfortunately it was only about 85% full. As you might have expected, they passed the tax increase. There were a number of speakers that gave fabulous options on how to change this but I'm afraid they fell on deaf ears.
I sincerely hope, someone will run against the 3 commissioners up for reelection; they may have Morse money behind them but I firmly believe there are enough ****ed off citizens to vote them out.
Please sign the petition to repeal Sumter One which means that each district will vote for and elect their county commissioner; that will make them accountable to each district.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:48 AM
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This month's POA Bulletin has, as usual, a very good in-depth article....regarding the increase and the 'supposed' reasons behind it.

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They say that misery loves company. I guess it's true because I already feel better about my outrageous Lake County tax bill.
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Sounds like a done deal to me. Time to move on IMHO.
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