fire protection increase illegal

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hughie

Somerset, KY

#1 May 8, 2013
A forced tax on citizens is illegal. If a person decides he or she doesn't want a good or service then they don't have to purchase that good or service. If I choose to go without electricity then I don't have to purchase it. If we don't want fire protection then we don't have to pay for it, he is illegal by putting those added charges on the water bills. If we people outside city limits have to pay those charges I guess we should get to vote in the city elections, then let's see if ole George is re-elected. I smell a class action lawsuit in the making. I for one will be included, we need our money back from that thieving bunch at city hall.
really

London, KY

#2 May 8, 2013
you might want to check the state regulations before wasting your time and money on a lawsuit....Ky house insurance laws state that insurance companies can charge up to $1.50 per $100.00 of coverage if the home doesn't have fire department protected coverage....example would be if you owned a $100,000 home you would have to pay the surcharge premium of $15,000 per year....every insurance policy has a clause of 3-6% surcharge in it which would calculate between $3,000 and $6,000 a year....now that you have some facts, check your policy and see what the surcharge is and do your own math....$100.00 per year doesn't sound bad when you look at what you could be charged.
Never wanted insurance

London, KY

#3 May 8, 2013
really wrote:
you might want to check the state regulations before wasting your time and money on a lawsuit....Ky house insurance laws state that insurance companies can charge up to $1.50 per $100.00 of coverage if the home doesn't have fire department protected coverage....example would be if you owned a $100,000 home you would have to pay the surcharge premium of $15,000 per year....every insurance policy has a clause of 3-6% surcharge in it which would calculate between $3,000 and $6,000 a year....now that you have some facts, check your policy and see what the surcharge is and do your own math....$100.00 per year doesn't sound bad when you look at what you could be charged.
That would be a charge allowed to an insurance company,not to a city, state or a country that you are not a citizen of.
well

London, KY

#5 May 8, 2013
i don't have ins. and there's not a fire hydrant in 5 miles of my shack,so i don't need to save the chimney,no use for it,so i won't be paying the city anything.
ID-Ten-T

Bucharest, Romania

#6 May 9, 2013
You hillbillies are all retarded.
Why me

Cincinnati, OH

#8 May 9, 2013
Why should I pay fire insurance on my older trailor if it catches fire? It will be gone in seconds? No fire department would get there in time to put the fire out!
wency

East Bernstadt, KY

#9 May 9, 2013
Why me wrote:
Why should I pay fire insurance on my older trailor if it catches fire? It will be gone in seconds? No fire department would get there in time to put the fire out!
ah,do you have a good chimney? lol
Secrets

London, KY

#10 May 9, 2013
If there's an emergency, first responders are required by law to ... respond. Therefore, if your "shack" catches fire and the fire department is called, they have to respond.

Therefore, you have fire protection. The question is, who should pay for your fire protection? You or the city tax payers? The city council has decided that you should pay for it and have added it to your municiple water bill. You could always drill a well for your water, I suppose, or haul it from a spring or creek. That's up to you.

Personally, I believe $25.00 a year would have been more in line with other places.

The $100.00 "fire dues" was agreed upon in order to punish those who dared to fight annexation.

I live in an area the city wanted to annex and I definitely do not want to be annexed and I went to the meeting to protest it. I was not surprised that George found a way to "spank" us for confronting him and embarassing him at the council meeting. That's what this very high fire dues represents...a "spanking" from Poppa George and the city council.

I told my wife that it is still a small price to pay in order to keep out of the city limits. I'll still be thousands of dollars ahead, and won't have to ask the city for "permission" if I decide to build a chicken coop on my own land.
Dont Think So

Williamsburg, KY

#11 May 9, 2013
Secrets wrote:
If there's an emergency, first responders are required by law to ... respond. Therefore, if your "shack" catches fire and the fire department is called, they have to respond.
Therefore, you have fire protection.
No, only if they took your $50. What is the KRS number of the law you mention?
wency

East Bernstadt, KY

#12 May 10, 2013
well,i have a well with good water in it,don't need the hope water,HOPE is hoping the coal mine and river don't go dry the next drought we have.

but when they get my meter,i sure HOPE they get their line off my property,gotta lot of dirt to move!

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