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mount holly mom

Mount Holly, NC

#1 Sep 2, 2010
has anyone noticed an extreme raise in there water bill lately mine and my neighbors have tripled in price

Since: Jul 10

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#2 Sep 2, 2010
mount holly mom wrote:
has anyone noticed an extreme raise in there water bill lately mine and my neighbors have tripled in price
Yes, go to the main MH topix list of topics and scan down for the one about water bills and how, at the current rate, we'll need a home equity loan to pay our water bill in a few short years. It's coming and not being denied by MH administration.

Mine has at least doubled in the past year.
Mt Holly taxpayer

Statesville, NC

#3 Sep 2, 2010
I warned everbody back in february about the water leak problems that I had after the city fired up the new water tank. I fixed my problem and I suggest you do the same. I looked for my original post but it appears that nobody had anything to say between feb 10 and march 10......strange.
Old Fart

United States

#4 Sep 2, 2010
Mt Holly taxpayer wrote:
I warned everbody back in february about the water leak problems that I had after the city fired up the new water tank. I fixed my problem and I suggest you do the same. I looked for my original post but it appears that nobody had anything to say between feb 10 and march 10......strange.
Not calling anyone wrong,but my water bill only went up $4.00.From $20.00 to $24.00 of course there is only 2 people in out home.
Mt Holly taxpayer

Statesville, NC

#5 Sep 2, 2010
Old Fart wrote:
<quoted text> Not calling anyone wrong,but my water bill only went up $4.00.From $20.00 to $24.00 of course there is only 2 people in out home.
My water bill changed the same as yours.I fixed the water leaks and I am happy.People should look under their house more often and see what is going on.You cant expect your city to pay for all of your problems! Fix your leaks yourself and your water bill will go back to normal.Its that simple.
mount holly mom

Mount Holly, NC

#6 Sep 2, 2010
had a plummer check house and lines no problems there

Since: Jul 10

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#7 Sep 2, 2010
Mt Holly taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>My water bill changed the same as yours.I fixed the water leaks and I am happy.People should look under their house more often and see what is going on.You cant expect your city to pay for all of your problems! Fix your leaks yourself and your water bill will go back to normal.Its that simple.
The city has raised their water rates. The only way to get a lower bill is to stop taking showers and drinking tap water.

They blame it on the federal government. I have a letter from the utilities director to prove it.

Since: Jul 10

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#8 Sep 2, 2010
mount holly mom wrote:
had a plummer check house and lines no problems there
You are being overcharged. Believe me.
Being Positive

United States

#9 Sep 2, 2010
Mt Holly taxpayer wrote:
I warned everbody back in february about the water leak problems that I had after the city fired up the new water tank. I fixed my problem and I suggest you do the same. I looked for my original post but it appears that nobody had anything to say between feb 10 and march 10......strange.
Most of the people griping are the one's who want the city to give them everything.Or other people in this town to carry them.(example) KELLY COLLINS,RON DEM-WHIT,THE ONES WHO ALWAYS GRIPE ABOUT THEIR TAXES ARE TOO MUCH.
where were you

Statesville, NC

#10 Sep 2, 2010
Being Positive wrote:
<quoted text> Most of the people griping are the one's who want the city to give them everything.Or other people in this town to carry them.(example) KELLY COLLINS,RON DEM-WHIT,THE ONES WHO ALWAYS GRIPE ABOUT THEIR TAXES ARE TOO MUCH.
You're being positively negative, take a number and get in the negative line I wrote about earlier on the other forum.
Ozzy

United States

#11 Sep 2, 2010
$64.52 then $57.52 now $71.52 not doing anything different. Is the billing cycle longer on different months? Could that be the reason.It went down $7.00 then jumped $14.00 what gives
Wondering

Charlotte, NC

#12 Sep 3, 2010
Ours ranges from $29 (winter) to $42 (summer). I haven't noticed any large increases over the past two years.

Since: Jul 10

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#13 Sep 3, 2010
Ozzy wrote:
$64.52 then $57.52 now $71.52 not doing anything different. Is the billing cycle longer on different months? Could that be the reason.It went down $7.00 then jumped $14.00 what gives
Check your meter against the water bill you receive. MH estimates monthly usage and then "trues it up" after a few months. Or at least that's how they did it with the older meters. I've had a few battles over this with them in which my bill said I was at such-and-such number of gallons used and my meter wasn't even near that level of usage.

Since: Jul 10

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#14 Sep 3, 2010
Being Positive wrote:
<quoted text> Most of the people griping are the one's who want the city to give them everything.Or other people in this town to carry them.(example) KELLY COLLINS,RON DEM-WHIT,THE ONES WHO ALWAYS GRIPE ABOUT THEIR TAXES ARE TOO MUCH.
I don't want them to give me anything. All I want is for them to spend the proper amount of my tax money. Are you telling me you think your tax bill is just fine with you? Really? You like paying your taxes? For Charlotte recreational opportunities, for example?
Joe Wilkes

United States

#15 Sep 3, 2010
K Collins wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't want them to give me anything. All I want is for them to spend the proper amount of my tax money. Are you telling me you think your tax bill is just fine with you? Really? You like paying your taxes? For Charlotte recreational opportunities, for example?
Mr. Collins, I have read about how disgruntled with the city and the way they use your tax dollars but don`t think I have heard you complain about County taxes. They are no better at using taxpayers money on things than the city is but don`t recall you having any issues with the way they spend your tax money. Are you OK with the way they use your money. What burns me up is paying city and county taxes and I have yet to see what good they do with it besides Education and schools but what about all the Lottery money they were to receive and put to use for education. The county don`t do a thing for me and at least I get Police protection / Fire Protection / Water and sewer service and garbage collection from the city. Can you shed some light on just what kind of services you receive from the county and what all they do for you?

Since: Jul 10

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#16 Sep 3, 2010
Joe Wilkes wrote:
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Mr. Collins, I have read about how disgruntled with the city and the way they use your tax dollars but don`t think I have heard you complain about County taxes. They are no better at using taxpayers money on things than the city is but don`t recall you having any issues with the way they spend your tax money. Are you OK with the way they use your money. What burns me up is paying city and county taxes and I have yet to see what good they do with it besides Education and schools but what about all the Lottery money they were to receive and put to use for education. The county don`t do a thing for me and at least I get Police protection / Fire Protection / Water and sewer service and garbage collection from the city. Can you shed some light on just what kind of services you receive from the county and what all they do for you?
Joe, honestly, I don't know. I just got my $1400+ tax bill from the county and I'm wondering the same thing. I suppose that some goes to take care of those who can't take care of themselves (DSS), some goes to house and manage those that break the law (jail/court), and some goes to the bottom line of those managing the money. You have to assume that there is corruption in all things because all these things are managed by humans. I absolutely hope a disproportionate amount of my county tax dollars goes to schools, safety (i.e. jails/courts), and to help the disadvantaged, but I can't sit here and say that is the case.

I can tell you this. There is no way that my home could ever sell for the appraised value on my bill. If it is worth that much, I'll knock $10K off of the price tag and sell it to the county. I'd come out smelling like a rose.
Useful info

Statesville, NC

#17 Sep 3, 2010
Joe Wilkes wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr. Collins, I have read about how disgruntled with the city and the way they use your tax dollars but don`t think I have heard you complain about County taxes. They are no better at using taxpayers money on things than the city is but don`t recall you having any issues with the way they spend your tax money. Are you OK with the way they use your money. What burns me up is paying city and county taxes and I have yet to see what good they do with it besides Education and schools but what about all the Lottery money they were to receive and put to use for education. The county don`t do a thing for me and at least I get Police protection / Fire Protection / Water and sewer service and garbage collection from the city. Can you shed some light on just what kind of services you receive from the county and what all they do for you?
Mr. Wilkes, I'm not Kelly Collins, but I live in the county not the city limits and here's a list of services the county provides; doesn't mean you use them but here goes: they run the county court buildings, DSS, Health Dept., sheriff's dept., jail, code inspection/enforcement, zoning permits, building permits, tax department, county attorneys, board of elections, dept of agriculture, department of health, Gaston County Schools, Gaston County Police, 911 services, etc and within some of these services there are numerous additional services provided. Mr. Wilkes a few weeks ago I thought it would be good idea to provide what I call useful information/services for the citizens of Mt. Holly if I found any. I provided information about county property tax relief for seniors that is determined by income etc. Mr. Fart on here went back and forth with me about it and finally the next day found out he was able to qualify. Had I not called I would not have known that the city of MH also matches the discount if given to seniors. I asked the person if they told the seniors of Mt. Holly about this and this person said no. I was shocked. Why would the city not post this or send out some sort of information packet explaining you might get a break from being double dipped by paying city and county taxes if you qualify? My dad's a senior and he's paid his dues and any breaks he can get I'm always on the look out for. Mt. Holly should spend a little bit of money to advise their citizens of some positive ways they can help instead of just assuming people know about these breaks for them. Old Fart (that was his name)was very excited because he and his wife got this break from the city and county and they had a little extra in their pocket. Sometimes city and county officials can be their own worst enemies by not being upfront with people.
Useful info

Statesville, NC

#18 Sep 3, 2010
K Collins wrote:
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Joe, honestly, I don't know. I just got my $1400+ tax bill from the county and I'm wondering the same thing. I suppose that some goes to take care of those who can't take care of themselves (DSS), some goes to house and manage those that break the law (jail/court), and some goes to the bottom line of those managing the money. You have to assume that there is corruption in all things because all these things are managed by humans. I absolutely hope a disproportionate amount of my county tax dollars goes to schools, safety (i.e. jails/courts), and to help the disadvantaged, but I can't sit here and say that is the case.
I can tell you this. There is no way that my home could ever sell for the appraised value on my bill. If it is worth that much, I'll knock $10K off of the price tag and sell it to the county. I'd come out smelling like a rose.
Got my county tax bill yesterday. By the time I pay my taxes and the years it took off my life when I looked at the bill, I may qualify for the tax break I told Mr. Wilkes about.

Since: Jul 10

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#19 Sep 3, 2010
Useful info wrote:
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Got my county tax bill yesterday. By the time I pay my taxes and the years it took off my life when I looked at the bill, I may qualify for the tax break I told Mr. Wilkes about.
I hope you get your money and your years back. You've done more for poor people in the last week than all the politicians in this city have done collectively since the beginning of time.
Joe Wilkes

Dallas, NC

#20 Sep 3, 2010
Useful info wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr. Wilkes, I'm not Kelly Collins, but I live in the county not the city limits and here's a list of services the county provides; doesn't mean you use them but here goes: they run the county court buildings, DSS, Health Dept., sheriff's dept., jail, code inspection/enforcement, zoning permits, building permits, tax department, county attorneys, board of elections, dept of agriculture, department of health, Gaston County Schools, Gaston County Police, 911 services, etc and within some of these services there are numerous additional services provided. Mr. Wilkes a few weeks ago I thought it would be good idea to provide what I call useful information/services for the citizens of Mt. Holly if I found any. I provided information about county property tax relief for seniors that is determined by income etc. Mr. Fart on here went back and forth with me about it and finally the next day found out he was able to qualify. Had I not called I would not have known that the city of MH also matches the discount if given to seniors. I asked the person if they told the seniors of Mt. Holly about this and this person said no. I was shocked. Why would the city not post this or send out some sort of information packet explaining you might get a break from being double dipped by paying city and county taxes if you qualify? My dad's a senior and he's paid his dues and any breaks he can get I'm always on the look out for. Mt. Holly should spend a little bit of money to advise their citizens of some positive ways they can help instead of just assuming people know about these breaks for them. Old Fart (that was his name)was very excited because he and his wife got this break from the city and county and they had a little extra in their pocket. Sometimes city and county officials can be their own worst enemies by not being upfront with people.
Thanks for some insight into county services but correct me if I am wrong didn`t the County Pledge Money to the White Water park also. It was my understanding that they did but I am not 100% sure.

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