Friday, May 08, 2009

Fire Hydrants creating a fire under City Council Seats

The Fort Wayne City Council is now investigating the how the fire hydrant funding is done. Currently it is paid for out of property taxes. Aboite is not on city water and pays Aqua Source who maintains the fire hydrants. Aboite residents are crying paying maintenance of fire hydrants that do not benefit them. The concept is to place it on the water bill as a service fee.

Taxes hide the cost of too many costs. Placing it on the water bill identifies it every month. It also eliminates any future problem for annexations. As soon as you get city water, you pay for up keep of the fire hydrants. This is a great case for fees versus taxes.

1 Comments:

At 12:32 PM, Blogger Bob G. said...

Bill:
I mentioned early on at my blog (2 years ago) about how OVER THIRTY ENTITIES have access to enable property tax INCREASES.
Amazing the "hidden" items we manage to discover, isn't it?

When it doubt, toss it under the property tax rug with the rest of the "dirt".

 

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