Our monthly meeting is soon! It's coming up this Tuesday, February 11th, 7pm at the Pizza Inn, Pickens located on Ann Street in the Ingles Shopping strip mall.
We will have special guests from Freedom Action Network, Dave Schwartz and Seth Powell as well as the likelihood of RINO HUNT's leader Harry Kibler on hand. Here are the links to their Facebook pages:
And of course our Facebook Page is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CCPC.Truth/
And our COTU web page link is :www.conservativesoftheupstate.com
We want to encourage you to attend this meeting as we will be discussing how we need to NIP IT IN THE BUD... this tax hike proposal options our County Council are considering ARE RIDICULOUS...If you haven't already...
PLEASE TEXT THE WORD KILL TO 52886 which will automatically send an email to ALL our county councilmen to tell them heck no! We are taxed enough already.
When Pickens County Council and the administrator Ken Roper want to brag on having a low millage rate... and claim they lowered our taxes last year... when in reality it was a reassessment year and most of our property taxes on homes went up...and by law they must readjust the millage...but I submit that they didn't adjust the millage enough and will be overcollecting and thus will have more money to put in their so called "emergency" funds...
I love it when Alex Saitta puts them in their place!
Alex gets comment award of the day...
Alex posted on Facebook the following comment....
“ I went back to 2012 and looked at the annual financial audits of the county government. Below I listed the revenue to the general fund and the annual growth rate the past 8 years.
2012: $36.2 million
2013: $37.1 million (+2.4%)
2014: $37.9 million (+2.1%)
2015: $38.7 million (+2.1%)
2016: $41.2 million (6.4%)
2017: $41.2 million (0%)
2018: $43.1 million (4.6%)
2019: $46.2 million (7.1%)
Due to the increase in national economic activity the past 2 or 3 years, revenue growth is accelerating on its own. It is not impressive that you have not raised tax millage rate given all the money that is naturally coming in.
Where is this money going? Why are you looking to raise tax rates when so much money is coming it now?
Gosh, going to 8% on the sales tax, 10% on restaurants? New York City has a rate of 8.875%.
I have a better idea. How about better manage all the money that is coming in. You all promised tax increases as a last resort, not a first option.”
WE THE CONSERVATIVES MUST STAND UP TO OUR ELECTED EMPLOYEES!
Come to our meeting and bring a like minded friend or family member!
See you there!
COTU Leadership Team,
Johnnelle Raines, Steve Haynie, JoAnn Brewer, Travis Gardner
Tax revenues in 2012 were $24,129,897 and $27,776,970 (budgeted) in 2019. Inflation on $24,129,897 to 2019 would be $27,155,451. This slightly outpaces inflation with a difference of $621,519 between the inflation amount and the 2019 budgeted amount.ReplyDelete
I don't think there is much waste going on the County level. I wouldn't be so sure about the school district though.
I'm not sure why the County is the target of the day. I guess it's because of the road funding discussion.