Neshaminy School Residents: Vote NO o...

Neshaminy School Residents: Vote NO on May 15, 2007

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Spencer Bradley-Levittow n

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#1 Apr 14, 2007
Neshaminy School District Residents in Middletown Township, the western portion of Levittown, Langhorne Boro, Langhorne Manor Boro and parts of Lower Southampton Township need to be aware of the Neshaminy School Board's latest tactic to try and line the school district's coffer by picking the pocket of every hard-working district resident. At a recent Neshaminy School Board meeting, the current school board, in a sneaky way, voted to place a Referendum question on the May 15th 2007 election ballot asking if we, the residents of the Neshaminy School District, are in favor of paying them, school district, 1% of our wages every paycheck. If we resident voters somehow allow this Referendum question to pass by completely not voting or voting yes, then economic power will be afforded to the Neshaminy School District to legally pick every one of our pockets every payday. For a hard working family who earns a $1,500 paycheck, the Neshaminy School District will take $15.00 from you in addition to your current real estate school taxes already paid to the district. This 1% would be subtracted out of every single paycheck. This can add up to a cost, over the course of a year to $390.00. That's $390.00 less yearly that that wage earner would have to place toward their own retirement or spend on fun things for their children or toward their children's college education.

The Neshaminy School Board has obviously lost any sense of upstanding, integrated vision it may have once had and is now endangering the values of homes in the school district to toward a decline in re-sale value.

We need to understand how such a tax, in association with the location of our homes, could affect the re-sale value of our homes. It is not rocket science to know that home buyers want to pay less for homes where taxes are high. This is evident in both Bristol Township and parts of New Jersey. The Neshaminy School Board is leading district home owners down a path of decreased home re-sale value.

We who reside in the Neshaminy School District must be sure to vote NO on May 15, 2007 and urge our neighbors to vote NO for the ballot question asking for a 1% wage tax by the Neshaminy School Board to the Neshaminy school district.

Then in subsequent elections we must be sure to vote against any Neshaminy School Board member seeking re-election in retaliation for their disrespect and disregard for 1) how hard each one of us works for the money we earn and 2) for what we are already paying in taxes to the school district.

The current school board membership to vote out in through later elections is as follows:
Mr. Richard M. Eccles President
Mrs. Sue C. Barrett Vice President
Mr. Joseph R. Blasch
Mr. Jason Bowman
Ms. Irene M. Boyle
Mrs. Susan Cummings
Mr. Frank J. Koziol
Dr. William H. Spitz
Mr. Ritchie Webb
Mrs. Anita E. Walls, Board Secretary
Mr. Joseph V. Paradise, Treasurer
Begley, Carlin & Mandio, LLP, Solicitor
Bill

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#2 Apr 14, 2007
Spencer Bradley-Levittown wrote:
Neshaminy School District Residents in Middletown Township, the western portion of Levittown, Langhorne Boro, Langhorne Manor Boro and parts of Lower Southampton Township need to be aware of the Neshaminy School Board's latest tactic to try and line the school district's coffer by picking the pocket of every hard-working district resident. At a recent Neshaminy School Board meeting, the current school board, in a sneaky way, voted to place a Referendum question on the May 15th 2007 election ballot asking if we, the residents of the Neshaminy School District, are in favor of paying them, school district, 1% of our wages every paycheck. If we resident voters somehow allow this Referendum question to pass by completely not voting or voting yes, then economic power will be afforded to the Neshaminy School District to legally pick every one of our pockets every payday. For a hard working family who earns a $1,500 paycheck, the Neshaminy School District will take $15.00 from you in addition to your current real estate school taxes already paid to the district. This 1% would be subtracted out of every single paycheck. This can add up to a cost, over the course of a year to $390.00. That's $390.00 less yearly that that wage earner would have to place toward their own retirement or spend on fun things for their children or toward their children's college education.
The Neshaminy School Board has obviously lost any sense of upstanding, integrated vision it may have once had and is now endangering the values of homes in the school district to toward a decline in re-sale value.
We need to understand how such a tax, in association with the location of our homes, could affect the re-sale value of our homes. It is not rocket science to know that home buyers want to pay less for homes where taxes are high. This is evident in both Bristol Township and parts of New Jersey. The Neshaminy School Board is leading district home owners down a path of decreased home re-sale value.
We who reside in the Neshaminy School District must be sure to vote NO on May 15, 2007 and urge our neighbors to vote NO for the ballot question asking for a 1% wage tax by the Neshaminy School Board to the Neshaminy school district.
Then in subsequent elections we must be sure to vote against any Neshaminy School Board member seeking re-election in retaliation for their disrespect and disregard for 1) how hard each one of us works for the money we earn and 2) for what we are already paying in taxes to the school district.
The current school board membership to vote out in through later elections is as follows:
Mr. Richard M. Eccles President
Mrs. Sue C. Barrett Vice President
Mr. Joseph R. Blasch
Mr. Jason Bowman
Ms. Irene M. Boyle
Mrs. Susan Cummings
Mr. Frank J. Koziol
Dr. William H. Spitz
Mr. Ritchie Webb
Mrs. Anita E. Walls, Board Secretary
Mr. Joseph V. Paradise, Treasurer
Begley, Carlin & Mandio, LLP, Solicitor
I think the carrer paths of each one of these scoundrels should be followed by all of us through whatever future political endeavor they wish to embark upon and be diligently sure to cast an opposition vote against whatever local or state office they may seek out. We can easily see that their propensity to lead is not geared toward the interests of the common person. I would be seriously sure in the future to cast an opposition vote against any one of these school board members that may seek other elected office in the either township or state government.
Dolores

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#3 Apr 14, 2007
Spencer Bradley-Levittown wrote:
Neshaminy School District Residents in Middletown Township, the western portion of Levittown, Langhorne Boro, Langhorne Manor Boro and parts of Lower Southampton Township need to be aware of the Neshaminy School Board's latest tactic to try and line the school district's coffer by picking the pocket of every hard-working district resident. At a recent Neshaminy School Board meeting, the current school board, in a sneaky way, voted to place a Referendum question on the May 15th 2007 election ballot asking if we, the residents of the Neshaminy School District, are in favor of paying them, school district, 1% of our wages every paycheck. If we resident voters somehow allow this Referendum question to pass by completely not voting or voting yes, then economic power will be afforded to the Neshaminy School District to legally pick every one of our pockets every payday. For a hard working family who earns a $1,500 paycheck, the Neshaminy School District will take $15.00 from you in addition to your current real estate school taxes already paid to the district. This 1% would be subtracted out of every single paycheck. This can add up to a cost, over the course of a year to $390.00. That's $390.00 less yearly that that wage earner would have to place toward their own retirement or spend on fun things for their children or toward their children's college education.
The Neshaminy School Board has obviously lost any sense of upstanding, integrated vision it may have once had and is now endangering the values of homes in the school district to toward a decline in re-sale value.
We need to understand how such a tax, in association with the location of our homes, could affect the re-sale value of our homes. It is not rocket science to know that home buyers want to pay less for homes where taxes are high. This is evident in both Bristol Township and parts of New Jersey. The Neshaminy School Board is leading district home owners down a path of decreased home re-sale value.
We who reside in the Neshaminy School District must be sure to vote NO on May 15, 2007 and urge our neighbors to vote NO for the ballot question asking for a 1% wage tax by the Neshaminy School Board to the Neshaminy school district.
Then in subsequent elections we must be sure to vote against any Neshaminy School Board member seeking re-election in retaliation for their disrespect and disregard for 1) how hard each one of us works for the money we earn and 2) for what we are already paying in taxes to the school district.
The current school board membership to vote out in through later elections is as follows:
Mr. Richard M. Eccles President
Mrs. Sue C. Barrett Vice President
Mr. Joseph R. Blasch
Mr. Jason Bowman
Ms. Irene M. Boyle
Mrs. Susan Cummings
Mr. Frank J. Koziol
Dr. William H. Spitz
Mr. Ritchie Webb
Mrs. Anita E. Walls, Board Secretary
Mr. Joseph V. Paradise, Treasurer
Begley, Carlin & Mandio, LLP, Solicitor
I am a widow hoping to retire in the next several years and one percent of what I earn over the course of a year adds up to one oil delivery for me.
kittypryde

Beach Haven, NJ

#4 Apr 20, 2007
My husband and I are look at moving out of middletown. We were looking at clubbers but since many of the clubbers have taxes that are higher or as high as houses in council rock. Don't even look in lower southampton their taxes are crazy high and they already have a 1% too. For taxes to be this high in Neshaminy is crazy. I'm not going to retire anytime soon but at this rate my husband and I will alway have to work since people think that the people that are working can afford it. Well we cann't, my husband and I(many of our friends too) work way more hours than our parents did and have less vacation too so in reality we get hit at all ends. Please to everyone vote NO to Earned income tax.....
John

Norristown, PA

#5 Apr 22, 2007
This is absurd. We need to do something to stop this crazyness. Everyone has to VOTE NO..."NO"
William OConnor

Piscataway, NJ

#6 Apr 24, 2007
I agree that we should vote down the 1% EIT, but some of your statements are incorrect. The board did not choose this path - it was mandated by the State as part of the Act 1 legislation enacted last year. Every school board in the state must put up a referendum. Secondly, not one dime of the income tax goes to educational programs. It is used solely for property tax relief. The problem is if you have a household income above $57,600, you will pay more in added income tax than you will receive in property tax relief.
I am running for Neshaminy School Board for Region 3 (Langhorne), and I've been at almost every school board meeting since 2000, so I understand a little bit about what's going on here. If you would like to understand more about the Act 1 EIT, you can email me at [email protected]
The district will be sending out a mailer about this next week. Also, you should start watching the school board meetings on tv (2pm, 6pm, midnight). You can also learn more about the subject by going to my community website www.neshaminy.info
Spencer Bradley

United States

#7 Apr 25, 2007
William OConnor wrote:
I agree that we should vote down the 1% EIT, but some of your statements are incorrect. The board did not choose this path - it was mandated by the State as part of the Act 1 legislation enacted last year. Every school board in the state must put up a referendum. Secondly, not one dime of the income tax goes to educational programs. It is used solely for property tax relief. The problem is if you have a household income above $57,600, you will pay more in added income tax than you will receive in property tax relief.
I am running for Neshaminy School Board for Region 3 (Langhorne), and I've been at almost every school board meeting since 2000, so I understand a little bit about what's going on here. If you would like to understand more about the Act 1 EIT, you can email me at [email protected]
The district will be sending out a mailer about this next week. Also, you should start watching the school board meetings on tv (2pm, 6pm, midnight). You can also learn more about the subject by going to my community website www.neshaminy.info
I did watch the last broadcasting of the school board meeting where they explained further about the areas of the state mandating this and none of the monmey going to the school district. Understanding thesae things now, I still disagree with such a tax and believe it would very much be bad for township residents.
William OConnor

Piscataway, NJ

#8 Apr 26, 2007
No disagreement with you there, Mr. Bradley. I opposed this legislation 2 years ago when it came at us in the form of Act 72, and I oppose it now. It's important for all of us to spread the word about the May 15th referendum.
If anyone wants an independent source of information, they can also go to the district's website at http://www.neshaminy.k12.pa.us
Good luck!
Mike

Norristown, PA

#9 May 6, 2007
I don't think the $576 deduction from the annual tax information is reliable information. I think it would be more towards $300.

How come the Pennsbury School district thinks that it's residents would receive a $300 deduction and we would get a $576 deduction? Does that mean the average income here is twice the Pennsbury School district? Definitely that's NOT TRUE.

I don't believe that $576 number. It's way overstated....

You should DEFINITELY answer "NO" to this ballot.
remember to vote

Morrisville, PA

#10 May 8, 2007
but remember to vote NO.
also think about this will include any kids that work a low paying jobs.
Mark

Bensalem, PA

#11 May 9, 2007
The Neshaminy School District is behaving disgracefully! We voted down the $95 Million High School only to have the School Board float an $85 Million Bond for the same purpose and loudly tell the voters TOUGH! They imposed a 1% income tax because they could and, regardless of the impetus, are delighted to try take another 1%. Given the tax burden that they are saddling the homeowner with, we may not only never be able to retire but nobody will want to buy our homes when they look at the taxes/return ratio. No matter how they try, Neshaminy has to remember that it is Lower Bucks, it will never be a Council Rock or a Lower Merion; the demographics will never allow it. They should face reality and fiscal responsibility. Until then, we should consistently vote out every incumbent school board member, regardless of party affiliation. As a lifetime Lower Bucks resident, I'm more disappointed than I can say that I didn't move somewhere else now.

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