No Refunds Seen Unless N.C. Law is Changed: Annexed area pays p...

There are 4 comments on the Sep 20, 2007, Charlotte.com story titled No Refunds Seen Unless N.C. Law is Changed: Annexed area pays p.... In it, Charlotte.com reports that:

When residents of the Shannamara neighborhood got their tax bills last month, a few realized something strange: They'd been billed for police services in both Mecklenburg County and Stallings.

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J Probst

United States

#1 Sep 21, 2007
The obvious ethical thing to do is for the county to refund the excess taxes or at least credit them to the next years tax bill. If our leaders are ethical, they will make this happen before election day. If not, we should vote them out of office in protest! We don't need less than totally ethical people in our government!
homeboy

Indian Trail, NC

#2 Oct 3, 2007
That is what happens when a tiny town crosses the county line,more problems still on the horizen,just wait an see.
fyi

Matthews, NC

#3 Jan 20, 2008
All shannamara neighboors need to get together and send a colective letther to the town of stallings and mecklenburg county.
shc2000

Charlotte, NC

#4 Jan 20, 2008
Typical, pass a Fire tax law forget that the same annexing action affects the Police too. Only a lawyer or a politician, or both, could be that inept. How complicated would it be to change the law to prorate all taxes that are duplicated by annexation. It could probably be handled with a single word change from "Fire" Taxes to "All" Taxes. Hmm State government it should be in place sometime in 2033.

Isn't charging for a specific service and then not providing that service fraud. Or are local governments immune from that too. What about everyone in the town taking out a writ in the small claims court. Mecklenberg would sue or prosecute fast enough if they paid someone for a service they failed to provide. Surely you have a lawyer living in the town.

Get Whistle Blower 9 involved but whatever you do stick together.

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