Another Tax Increase for 2013

Another Tax Increase for 2013

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Lost in Hopkinton

Hope Valley, RI

#1 Feb 19, 2013
I noticed in the SUN tonight, we were lucky enough to have another 3% Tax increase coming our way. Its really 2.9%, feel better? Why float a Bond to build a Town Hall, they can just keep increasing taxes.

So in 2011 they increased the taxes, but the problem was the Town Admin was so astute they ended up with a Surplus. So rather than adjusting the numbers because of the incorrect surplus, they increased the taxes for the next year. Amazingly they ended up with another surplus. So this year, guess what, we get another tax increase.

I think it's time to call either Channel 12 or the ACLU, or maybe both.

The question of the day,...Has a year gone by when taxes were not increased?

Gee, I havenít gotten a 3% raise this year, nor did I get one last year. It looks like I'll have to take a 20% cut, but get to keep the job. Maybe the town should do the same. Maybe outsource the work?

Hope Valley, RI

#2 Feb 23, 2013
The good news is the Tax increse is on your home as well as on your vehicles. So even though your car's value should have dropped because it is now a year older, the town has you covered. You will pay the same or more than last year, even though the car's value has declined.

Don't feel bad, your town's admin thinks it funny how they keep raising taxes for no reason, and nobody does anything. One wonders, is it just mismanagement or .......

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