Monday, June 29, 2015

Well, the 2015 Edison Sewer Bills have arrived here in the 'DemBadLands'!

According to mine, the first half payment is due July 15th, with a grace period until July 24, 2015. That's a residential rate increase of 2.5% and non-residential of 19.4%.

To get Your Residential Sewer Tax Amount for 2015 - Multiply Your 2014 Water Usage in Gallons x .003815 x .85 (15% discount).

Maybe I'm missing something, but always thought these bills went out sometime in April.

Here's the summary again of the 2015 sewer tax rates from Mayor Tom 'Now 11.1%' ChoiLankey and his 'Fresh Start Tour' entourage:

Now, with respect to the introduced 2015 muni-budget, currently sitting with a 3.1% increase - we're now some 179 days into the calendar year without an approved budget - and if you consider the council won't be taking up the introduced budget until the August meeting, that means we're gonna end up with an estimated tax bill for the August 1-3rd qtr. tax bill since they won't of adopted a budget in time to meet the deadline for the 3rd qtr. tax bills.

So, that means that while we may have an adopted budget sometime in August, we won't see a final tax bill for 2015 until the November, 2015, tax bills go out sometime in October.

Seriously, can you imagine what would happen in the real world if you didn't put a budget out until 3/4's of the budget year were already over and they already know the actual numbers - and you don't get to know what your final property taxes are for 2015 Calendar Year until October/November?!?

Anyhoo, who needs a budget anyway here in the 'DemBadLands?' Here's a thought, let's just have the council fight over the budget and delay adopting it until after the November election - this way everyone on the council gets to say and do what they want and Senor Lankey will have the actual numbers for the year by then and we won't even need a budget!

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