Ephrata Borough facing 2011 tax increase

Dec 7, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: LancasterOnline

Ephrata Borough residents will likely see a tax increase in 2011, but the size is yet to be decided.

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stank

Ephrata, PA

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Dec 9, 2010
 
The political fall out from this tax increase will be felt at the ballot boxes for years to comes. Apparently all of the current Ephrata officials should be voted out of office regardless of how the stood on this Tax increase. Remember they give our tax monies away to the police and renew every Ephrata police contract regardless of how it effects the home owners in Ephrata Township and Ephrata Borough. How about telling the police no increases in their pay this year or next year and that they are overpaid?
Stank Finger

York, PA

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Dec 10, 2010
 
stank wrote:
The political fall out from this tax increase will be felt at the ballot boxes for years to comes. Apparently all of the current Ephrata officials should be voted out of office regardless of how the stood on this Tax increase. Remember they give our tax monies away to the police and renew every Ephrata police contract regardless of how it effects the home owners in Ephrata Township and Ephrata Borough. How about telling the police no increases in their pay this year or next year and that they are overpaid?
And you will be screaming when you have to call the police because someone broke into your home and stole your bag of Fritos. Bitching that they did not show up in time and you couldn't concentrate while watching Oprah.

Do everyone a favor, move.

Since: May 09

Freeburg, PA

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Dec 12, 2010
 
Ephrata has been on a spending spree for years. Like money is a bottomless pit. For instance, the purchase of the former Sprecher's Hardware store, just to keep a flea market from moving in to ruin the downtown "ambience", like the junk shop located in the old J C Penney building.
In the pre-mall era Ephrata's down shopping district was the envy of all of the small towns in the area, the place was packed on Friday evenings.
Lititz apparently had the right idea for the long run, historic buildings revamped and occupied by specialty shops. Did you know there are bus trips now bringing people to historic downtown Lititz? Lunch at the General Sutter Hotel is a highlight of the trip.
Ephrata tore down the Mount Vernon Hotel, forever ruining the historic downtown, replacing it with a modern Newberry's 5 & 10, now a newspaper office.
What is there now to attract shoppers and tourists with most of the stores gone?
And all of the downtown home cooking eateries are now gone: Sam & Sue's, Ed's Diner, Kip's, etc. No more soda fountains, either. Just how much pizza can we eat?

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