Why doesn’t county pay for park?
In response to “Park Makes Sense,” a public park and recreation facility that York County has already rejected paying for does not make sense to me as one of only 16,000 home owners being targeted to pay for it. If its such a good idea for so many why not let everyone who can use it pay for it? Why shift the entire burden, not only for the construction but for all future upkeep, to the property taxes of a few. The future impact to taxes is what concerned the county and it should definitely concern the “specially taxable” homeowners. And the special interest groups pushing this are already planning an expansion. An expansion that will no doubt expand your property taxes again and again.
Why doesn’t our county taxes already pay for public park facilities.
No, I am not against children or parks, but special interest groups have well learned to use “It’s for the children” to burden us over and over. Once a “special tax area” is created and you have no way of escaping it, it can and probably will be used and abused to service special needs or perceived needs over and over and over again. Before you vote ask yourselves, if it’s for all the children, shouldn’t we all be paying for it and how many more Special projects are you willing to pay for going forward.
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Donna Frye, Lake Wylie