Property taxes going up in Cove?

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iluvit91

Belton, TX

#1 Jun 25, 2013
Well saw in the paper that the city wants to raise property taxes to 2.93 cents for a total of drum role please to 78.93 per 100. Copperas Cove will maintain there title as the highest taxes in the area. They said it's for pay raises and some other losses. All of these new businesses I thought was supposed to help alleviate raising taxes and give us some tax relief. Guess it's not happening fast enough for the city. Why can't Cove wait on the raises until we get some more commercial development in here? They need to try harder not to raise taxes otherwise why would people want to move here when the rest of central tx has lower property taxes than we do.
Watchful Eye

Killeen, TX

#2 Jun 25, 2013
iluvit91 wrote:
Well saw in the paper that the city wants to raise property taxes to 2.93 cents for a total of drum role please to 78.93 per 100. Copperas Cove will maintain there title as the highest taxes in the area. They said it's for pay raises and some other losses. All of these new businesses I thought was supposed to help alleviate raising taxes and give us some tax relief. Guess it's not happening fast enough for the city. Why can't Cove wait on the raises until we get some more commercial development in here? They need to try harder not to raise taxes otherwise why would people want to move here when the rest of central tx has lower property taxes than we do.
I agree 100 percent!
Dawg4Life

Waco, TX

#3 Jun 30, 2013
It's not just the city that wants to raise taxes. That goober new superintendent wants to raise property taxes to pay for a bunch of new projects. I hear he ain't got a clue. ANother stroke of brilliance from our good ol boy school board.
EOW7

Killeen, TX

#4 Jul 2, 2013
The new shopping mall will save us. It will bring in tons of cash and allow taxes to decrease. Er... where is it? I understand the EDC sold the land to private builders who plan to build 4-plexs? I can't see where the rest od this is going to be built? I was told it was to larger than the Harker Heights shopping mall? I honestly cant see it and yes I drove that area this weekend and no I cant see it. What happened?

Since: Mar 13

Belton, TX

#5 Jul 2, 2013
I say we put out feet down and say NO. Live with in your budget. If you have enough to repaint and re brand our police cars and buy new cars for agencies that don't have any real clout ( ie: code Enforcment). Build new buildings, that are inadequate, let the CCDC run amuck and build a center when the other centers aren't even rented out after years of sitting.

LET'S JUST SAY NO!
Larry Hauk

Stephenville, TX

#6 Jul 2, 2013
FYI, here's one more. The EDC is looking at a shortfall because its revenue is down. Cinergy Cinema has stopped advertising on the $238,000 digital sign. The story is in today's Leader-Press.
In The Know

Killeen, TX

#7 Jul 2, 2013
Larry Hauk wrote:
FYI, here's one more. The EDC is looking at a shortfall because its revenue is down. Cinergy Cinema has stopped advertising on the $238,000 digital sign. The story is in today's Leader-Press.
That sign has been a joke from the start. EDC director resigned over it and IMO the entire EDC Board should have also resigned. Everything about that sign seems to be corrupt.
Cove 2013

Belton, TX

#8 Jul 2, 2013
Well the digital sign kept going out or only parts of it was working. I thought the sign would be bigger for the money that was spent on it. What's done is done.
Scorpion

Waco, TX

#9 Jul 2, 2013
Nobody even looks at that stupid digital sign.
Tear it down.
Cove 2013

Belton, TX

#10 Jul 3, 2013
Well the sign is small. You can't blame the current EDC director. He wasn't here when that happened. The other director did and he resigned. Like I said what's done is done.
In The Know

Killeen, TX

#11 Jul 6, 2013
If I was on the City Council, I would require the EDC to provide documentation on the operating expenses for the last six months for the sign.

After reviewing the documents, I would hope the advertising revenue is more then the operational expenses.

If the sign is operating in the RED, it should be shut off and the sign should be sold IMO.
what what

Belton, TX

#12 Jul 9, 2013
The problem is that the folks that think this crap up have never had a job in which they have to explain budgets. They consider this just for "the good of everyone". Lets call it what it is, Cove is a nice place to live. But unless you are 100% disabled, you better consider retiring outside of town.
Go figure

Waco, TX

#13 Jul 12, 2013
what what wrote:
The problem is that the folks that think this crap up have never had a job in which they have to explain budgets. They consider this just for "the good of everyone". Lets call it what it is, Cove is a nice place to live. But unless you are 100% disabled, you better consider retiring outside of town.
It's interesting to see the job postings for the city. City planner is to be paid $35 per hour and there are several high level jobs being filled at a good pay compared to Killeen. I bet not to many cove residents hold thes positions. Maybe the city should hire within the city limits and they would not have to pay such high salaries and hourly wages.
Foolish Move

Copperas Cove, TX

#14 Jul 13, 2013
Go figure wrote:
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It's interesting to see the job postings for the city. City planner is to be paid $35 per hour and there are several high level jobs being filled at a good pay compared to Killeen. I bet not to many cove residents hold thes positions. Maybe the city should hire within the city limits and they would not have to pay such high salaries and hourly wages.
Really??? Just hire unqualified people becuase they will be cheaper. That's your plan? There is a reason supervisorory positions command a higher salary you have to be educated, qualified and certified. Not just willing to the job for less no mater how good you are at it. If that's the case why don't you pull over and hire the people holding signs up at intersections "will work for food" and pay them to work at your place or around your house. I bet they will work for less pay too.
RBb

Copperas Cove, TX

#15 Jul 13, 2013
Time for a recall election and don't re-elect another herd of thieves.
Community Supporter

Copperas Cove, TX

#16 Jul 13, 2013
The tax increase you all are talking about was voted on in the November 2012 election remember?

The construction of a new fire station number 2 was placed on the ballot at that time and if the ballot item was approved by the voters of Copperas Cove that your taxes would go up. Well it was approved by the voters and to pay that General Obligation Bond the cost is 2.93 cents.

If you will look across the region our taxes are not going up any faster than the rest of the area.

No one wants to pay higher taxes but we all want better services within our community.
RRB

Belton, TX

#17 Jul 14, 2013
This is what you get when you have a City Council that hasn't got a clue and rubber stamps everything placed in front of them.

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