DCBDD May Tax Levy
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Stop It Commissioners

Toronto, Canada

#1 Jan 15, 2013
Property owners are getting sick and tired of being constantly tapped for more money.You need to find alternative sources of funding. How about combining DCBDD and the Council for Older Adults into one agency? How about 0 raises for the next three years?? The two agencies should look into charity drives or even joining the Salvation Army begging for money during the holidays.
Furthermore

Toronto, Canada

#2 Jan 15, 2013
The proposed millage for DCBDD represents a 38% increase in the property tax. Way too much!! The State of Ohio cut the funding which means the agency must learn too live with less. Quite simply personnel are the biggest expenditure and those costs need to be rationalized before coming to the voters for more money.PS Commissioners don't try and put both DCBDD and DCOD issues on the ballots at different times. The voters on on to such stealth like activities.

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#3 Jan 15, 2013
Furthermore wrote:
The proposed millage for DCBDD represents a 38% increase in the property tax. Way too much!! The State of Ohio cut the funding which means the agency must learn too live with less. Quite simply personnel are the biggest expenditure and those costs need to be rationalized before coming to the voters for more money.PS Commissioners don't try and put both DCBDD and DCOD issues on the ballots at different times. The voters on on to such stealth like activities.
Like changing your name with each post? Just askin'....
Breaking Point

Miami, FL

#4 Jan 16, 2013
Ken O'brien is right property owners are tapped out on new property tax issues. If additional funding is necessary it is time to find different avenues.e.g. impact fees on new development as with increased population comes increased demand for services.
Entitlements

Tempe, AZ

#5 Jan 25, 2013
Here come the Two Entitlement Agencies looking to take money from from property owners. Wrong DELCO Commissioners if you want to support these entitlement agencies ,fund them through an increase in the sales tax. That way everybody pays , even the entitlement people who use the services. We all know that you are secretly considering a sales tax increase as a means to fund infra structure, etc things for the North Star and Sawmill Pkwy areas So rather than line the pockets of developers it is time to give property owners a break!!
State of Ohio

Ashburn, VA

#6 Jan 25, 2013
Just because the legislators of the State of Ohio saw fit to reduce funding for DCBDD and the Council for Older Adults doesn't mean that local property owners should be asked to fill the void. Taking money from property owners is an unfair tax. Many small business owners , rental property owners and landowners cannot vote. It is unfair for a renter who may only occupy a unit for 1 year to be able to saddle a property owner with a tax for the next 5-7 years. Similarly constantly increasing the property taxes does not help small business or foster job creation. It is a fairy tale that the property tax increase can be passed on to customers or renters. Developers are building more and more apartments in Delaware County which depresses rents on older properties and in an overbuilt situations which further depresses rents. It is time for impact fees on residential developers or even a sales tax which would be more equitable.Otherwise the two agencies need to reduce personnel costs and rationalize the extent of services.
Obamacare 2014

Netherlands

#7 Jan 26, 2013
Obamacare in 2014 will cover much of the costs of services of DCBBD and the Council For Older Adults. These two Agencies look to be trying to pad their coffers prior to Obamacaare taking effect next year. The amount of increase is too much and the term length (7years?) is too long. Hopefully the Voters are smart enough to VOTE NO in May.
Horrocks Needs to Answer

Toronto, Canada

#8 Jan 28, 2013
Are members of the Council's Board of Directors paid?(Board Those positions should be voluntary.

Do you means test seniors ? And does means testing include checking the financial status of the senior's immediate family, wife, son, daughter, brothers and sisters.

It seems that the services which the council provides are those would normally be provided by family members, churches, and charities.Are seniors encouraged to attend church and contact family members for assistance?

In 2014 everybody will be on Obamacare. Will Obamacare provide any of the current services or financial assistance?

You rebuked commissioner Obrien's sage request to only go for a renewal. Why can't the council find other sources of revenue besides taking money from home owners who are already under financial strain from other property taxes e.g. fire /ems, schools, etc.

If the issue does not pass what happens?? And will you keep coming back for more issues until you finally get one to pass?

How much do you get paid per year? How much percentage salary increases will be given out if the issue passes?
Council for Older Adults

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#9 Jan 29, 2013
This agency was created by Delaware county in the early 1990's. Just a dumb question who took care of seniors prior to 1990 and do we really need this agency? In tough taxpayer times the nice to have but not necessary social entitlements must be reigned in or at least maintained at the status quo with no increase in property taxes.The answer is clear this tax issue must be VOTED Down.
Greedy People Of Powell

Miami, FL

#10 Jan 30, 2013
According to the Delaware Gazette the POPs (People of Powell) have been getting subsidized by the rest of us in Delaware County. TIFS such as the one for Powell have taken $5.2 million away from DCBDD and the Council For Older Adults. Now both of these agencies want additional increased revenue from all Delaware County property owners to make up the shortfall created by the POP TIF and others.There is something drastically wrong with the property tax system. Unfortunately the only way for the property owners to change the system is to Vote NO ON BOTH ISSUES. Then and only maybe then will the politicians change the system. If we keep approving these issues the politicians will think we are content to subsidize the rich greedy POP and others e.g. developers who profit from the TIFs.
Tif Question

Toronto, Canada

#11 Jan 30, 2013
Let's get this straight. If the voters of Delaware County pass the two issues for increased taxes ( Council for Older Adults and the DCBDD) the City of Powell will receive more tax revenue for their TIF district??
Merge Agencies

Columbus, OH

#12 Jan 30, 2013
Why are DCBDD, Council for Older Adults, MRDD, and ADAMH all separate? Could they not merge their administration and land costs? They each have highly paid executives and administrators, office buildings, and duplicative operating cost (utilities, supplies, etc). Why not unite these so as to save money?

I am not going to buy Bob Morgan's argument that the reason they face financial hardship is because of TIFs. TIF's don't take any money away from the agency, they still tax dollars on the land that existed before the TIF. TIFs are done throughout the state and in Franklin County. Their agency heads don't complain, they understand TIFs that help pay for roads, bridges, sewer, etc. The reality is that these agencies DO get more money in revenue today. They don't get less than they did in the 1990s.

Rather than set up straw man red herring arguments to defend his management practices, Bob Morgan should lead.
Cha Ching

Miami, FL

#13 Feb 8, 2013
Sorry but with soon to be per $4 gallon gas, Obama tax increases, local school and fire levy's the average homeowner cannot afford to support these issues. Both agencies need to do with less not more..
Fire-m

Gallipolis, OH

#14 Feb 8, 2013
Amen to Cha Ching!. Both horracks and morgan should be fired for wastefully spending and building their egos by raping the taxpayers over the last 10 years.
Jamie

Delaware, OH

#15 Feb 8, 2013
Link to the plea for help.

http://www.dcbdd.org/calpdf/2013%20Annual%20F...

As a homeowner and the parent of a disabled child I will be voting NO.

Almost $5,000,000 in salary.
State Said NO

Ashburn, VA

#16 Feb 12, 2013
and reduced funding to both DCBDD and CFOA so why should it be incumbent on property owners to pick up the entitlement tab? There are certainly other means or what is wrong with cutting back?.
POP Revolt

Powell, OH

#17 Feb 13, 2013
Powell is NOT the only community that uses TIFs. They are a common instrument used all over the county for development and area improvements. So why are the POP considered greedy and not the people of Delaware City? Or Lewis Center? Or Westerville? We still PAY the taxes too, you know...and probably more than most since our home values are some of the highest in the county.
Greedy People Of Powell wrote:
According to the Delaware Gazette the POPs (People of Powell) have been getting subsidized by the rest of us in Delaware County. TIFS such as the one for Powell have taken $5.2 million away from DCBDD and the Council For Older Adults. Now both of these agencies want additional increased revenue from all Delaware County property owners to make up the shortfall created by the POP TIF and others.There is something drastically wrong with the property tax system. Unfortunately the only way for the property owners to change the system is to Vote NO ON BOTH ISSUES. Then and only maybe then will the politicians change the system. If we keep approving these issues the politicians will think we are content to subsidize the rich greedy POP and others e.g. developers who profit from the TIFs.
Way Too Much Money

Netherlands

#18 Apr 2, 2013
The voters of Delaware County know when they are being taken to the cleaners :i.e. the past rejection of the county wide siren system. There are other alternatives to the tax increases being sought by these agencies. Firstly just like in the private sector why not cut back on bonuses, and benefits ,especially at the executive level. Secondly an effort should be mad to make the families of aging parents financially responsible , not the property owners. And lastly Delaware County has plenty of money in the general fund to assist both agencies.Delaware County is getting a bonanza in sales tax revenue from Polaris time to redistribute the revenue rather than just adding more taxes to the homeowners tax bill to pay for for bleeding heart situations.
Eyes Upon You

Portsmouth, OH

#19 Apr 2, 2013
Please....for so many Republicans..Delaware County hasn't seen a tax increase they don't like! They always pass!
Vote No

Toronto, Canada

#20 Apr 3, 2013
Far too much of an increase. The voters should make both groups come back with renewal only issues. VOTE NO just like the recent fire levy's. We all know they will reduce the amount and come back again. We are tired of the games they play-placing separate issues in non prime voting months. All tax issues should be on the November ballot so the taxpayers can select which ones are most important and see the combined total impact on their tax bill . As it stands now a group puts a tax issue on the ballot and talks about it is only so much per 100 grand of value, when the combined total of all tax issues in a year is huge. They are banking on voters not remembering the total impact on their tax bill or thinking since the issue was previously voted down it would not be back on the ballot. There should only be one chance each November.
The time to take back control is now. Vote them DOWN

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