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jim

Huntington, WV

#1 Dec 19, 2013
Huntington residents about to get a storm water fee!

Great way to make more people leave and encourage fewer to move in!

If you live here please help fight it!
alligator jackson

Chicago, IL

#2 Dec 19, 2013
jim wrote:
Huntington residents about to get a storm water fee!

Great way to make more people leave and encourage fewer to move in!

If you live here please help fight it!
Mayor Steve has finally dropped the bomb. I know the expense was going to be high and a tax was unavoidable but he knew that too while he was adding jobs. He added all those new 50,000 jobs for his buddies so now he is sending us the bill for the sewer. I guess the city is now broke again so I say it is time to lay Insco and your other buddies off, Mayor Steve.
alligator jackson

Chicago, IL

#3 Dec 19, 2013
jim wrote:
Huntington residents about to get a storm water fee!

Great way to make more people leave and encourage fewer to move in!

If you live here please help fight it!
Alligator Jackson, as a responsible Huntington resident and taxpayer, is calling for the resignation of Huntington Asst Public Works Director Jim Insco and any other of Mayor Steve's newly appointed officials or for Mayor Steve to lay them off.
Mayor Steve hired his friends to $50,000 a year jobs while making Huntington believe we were safely in the black. All along, everyone involved knew that Huntington had a high sewer repair bill hanging over our heads.

While it is understood, that the cost is much higher than the salaries, the new jobs are luxuries that we can not afford. It is only fair to Huntington that the newly created positions are dissolved.
Jethro

Huntington, WV

#4 Dec 19, 2013
Alligator Jackson for president!
jim

Huntington, WV

#5 Dec 19, 2013
Was hoping for solutions not more taxes. When will huntington learn taxes and fees drive people away? I personally shop the outlying areas for everything I can when going to or from town to save even the extra one percent. It adds up over time.
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JC Connors

United States

#7 Dec 19, 2013
I don't care what taxes they raise. 68% of the real estate in Huntington is rental property anyway. I say raise the storm fee. They never clean Washington Ave. on the West End and its always stopped up anyway. Go Steve. Raise the fees as high as you want.
alligator jackson

Chicago, IL

#8 Dec 19, 2013
JC Connors wrote:
I don't care what taxes they raise. 68% of the real estate in Huntington is rental property anyway. I say raise the storm fee. They never clean Washington Ave. on the West End and its always stopped up anyway. Go Steve. Raise the fees as high as you want.
Then the landlords will raise rent get the money back
quency

Huntington, WV

#9 Dec 19, 2013
Dude you so need a life
_-zaphod-_ wrote:
<quoted text>Flooded streets also drive people away
alligator jackson

Chicago, IL

#10 Dec 19, 2013
Huntington, make no bones about it. The sewer fee was planned and an organized effort. A couple of months ago council was presented with three options to solving the sewer problem. There was a gag order

Mayor Steve knew residents were giddy over the surplus. He strategically spent the surplus on building a gang of his friends. Now his team is in place. He has total control. He is pushing the fee through knowing that many wont object.
This has been planned from the start. Once the fees flow City Hall will rolling in money and ripe for corruption and embezzlement.
Ball even planned this when he limited speech at the council meetings and shoved good and welfare to the back. I would speak at the meeting but it would be too late

The vote is in the bag
Bob

Charleston, WV

#11 Dec 19, 2013
Hey, at least he did not ask the people of
Barboursville and Proctoville to pay for it.
happy

Hockessin, DE

#12 Dec 19, 2013
Happy it's on the residents and not added to the illegal user fee. I moved out of city limits years ago.
alligator jackson

Chicago, IL

#13 Dec 19, 2013
The Council will vote on Mayor Steve's latest brainstorm the sewer fee on Monday. I would not have such a hard time accepting the fee if he would lay off Insco, Chambers and the other positions that were created for his friends. But Mayor Steve knew that the sewers needed fixed but he spent and spent
If you are against the tax you have a few days to make your feelings known.
I have spoke to someone who said the vote is close. If they think there's enough voters against it the fee will fail. But they will go whichever way the wind blows. So if you really want to defeat the fee you've got to be heard. Lets raise some heck!!!
Not a sewer fee

Huntington, WV

#14 Dec 19, 2013
This is not a sewer fee. The sewer is totally separate. Get your facts straight. The sanitary board handles the sewer. Rates for sewer have not been raised in years. Storm water is handled by the city. This new proposed fee is a storm water fee.
Get the facts jack

Huntington, WV

#15 Dec 19, 2013
Storm water and sewer are not the same. Please read up on the facts before spreading misinformation. Make your opinion known, but develop an opinion based on truth and facts, not incorrect information.
Miss Practicality

Huntington, WV

#16 Dec 19, 2013
And it's not like the Mayor just decided to lay this on everyone on his own. This has been hanging over our heads for 10 YEARS! Our previous mayors didn't want the residents to crap on their popularity contests so they just kept putting it off. We could have been solving this incrementally for years!

The chickens have come home to roost. Don't start throwing a fit over the mayor or his decision to finally do something about it.
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BS

Hockessin, DE

#18 Dec 20, 2013
Miss Practicality wrote:
And it's not like the Mayor just decided to lay this on everyone on his own. This has been hanging over our heads for 10 YEARS! Our previous mayors didn't want the residents to crap on their popularity contests so they just kept putting it off. We could have been solving this incrementally for years!

The chickens have come home to roost. Don't start throwing a fit over the mayor or his decision to finally do something about it.
New Taxes are not the answer.
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Chris

United States

#20 Dec 20, 2013
They can have fun with that. I am under a lease so it will not have anything to do with me.
BS

Hockessin, DE

#21 Dec 20, 2013
_-zaphod-_ wrote:
<quoted text>What is the answer? Prayer? I don't know of any companies that are going to donate their time and resources to fix this problem. If you do contact the city. I'm sure they'd allow someone to repaid the problems for free.
More taxes and fees will lead to overall more dilapidated structures and overall lower property values within the city limits.
money

Salt Rock, WV

#22 Dec 20, 2013
The municipal fee apparently covers floods. Why can't this fee be used to help with the drainage problem?
jp

Hockessin, DE

#23 Dec 20, 2013
Cronies! That's why.
money wrote:
The municipal fee apparently covers floods. Why can't this fee be used to help with the drainage problem?

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