Possible sewer fee hike is subject of...

Possible sewer fee hike is subject of meetings

There are 5 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Aug 2, 2007, titled Possible sewer fee hike is subject of meetings. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Residents in unincorporated areas of Hendricks County could soon face a new storm water fee to bring older sewer systems up to current federal standards.

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Bob from Avon

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Aug 2, 2007
Great! Another fee? There goes more houses being foreclosed because they can't make their payments with the increased property taxes, and now more fees. Do the Hendricks County officials think we are a bottomless pit of money? And why charge the people in the unincorporated areas of the county when we don't even have any storm sewer facilities anyways?
H C activist

Sellersburg, IN

#4 Aug 2, 2007
Bob from Avon wrote:
Great! Another fee? There goes more houses being foreclosed because they can't make their payments with the increased property taxes, and now more fees. Do the Hendricks County officials think we are a bottomless pit of money? And why charge the people in the unincorporated areas of the county when we don't even have any storm sewer facilities anyways?
Because you can only vote for the County and Township levels of government. You'll be negatively impacted by the towns and cities decisions over there but, you can't vote them out!!
As for the issues of payments and foreclosures, maybe the school population will stabilize and you won't have to pay for MORE new schools.
Pfield Pete

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Aug 3, 2007
Yet another botched story by our incompetent Star staff. How sad. Sanitary sewers and stormwater are two completely different topics. This story is supposed to be about stormwater not sanitary sewers.

Stormwater quality is yet another un-funded mandate from the federal government. It must be funded somehow. Elected officials do not like raising taxes (and fees). I have a feeling that they would enjoy prison time even worse.
Bob from Avon

Wixom, MI

#6 Aug 6, 2007
HC, as long as there are farm fields left in the Avon School District, I'm afraid the population isn't going to stabilize soon.

Pete, I didn't see anything in the story referring to sanitary sewers at all. Are they going to put storm sewers along all the roads before they start charging us a storm sewer treatment fee? I don't see how they can treat all the water that flows off all the farm fields and into the ditches before it gets to the streams without them.
H C activist

Sellersburg, IN

#7 Aug 6, 2007
Bob from Avon wrote:
HC, as long as there are farm fields left in the Avon School District, I'm afraid the population isn't going to stabilize soon.
Pete, I didn't see anything in the story referring to sanitary sewers at all. Are they going to put storm sewers along all the roads before they start charging us a storm sewer treatment fee? I don't see how they can treat all the water that flows off all the farm fields and into the ditches before it gets to the streams without them.
Bob - I feel the same about my area, concerning the growth. The opportunity you, and I, have is to either get annexed so you can run for office, or get someone within the town limits you know and trust to run (then you put a huge effort into getting them elected). Then they have the ability to vote "NO" to sprawl. Clearer minds have to come to the table when it comes to growth.
Marion County has a large school system and they lose students daily to the "doughnuts". This causes a hardship on the "doughnuts" schools and continues to make people ask why IPS has so many buildings.
Growth can be good but if it's a simple population shift to the burbs then, the city core will suffer and the "doughnuts" will too (crime and other negative influences will quickly follow to the burbs)

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