Thu, Nov 27, 2014 - 12:05 PMthen
you give up a luxury and pay your taxes. This is why the ones who know stress planning for your retirement.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 - 11:58 AMWhy do you
think that Mayor Lincoln split the tie and voting to raise them?
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 - 11:44 AMA tax increase is
unfairly targets homeowners who don't live on Wills Road. That census tract isn't assessed fairly at all. Those homeowners have been under assessed for years so a tax increase won't affect those individuals as much as those that live on East End or the West Side.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 - 11:35 AMcounty raised taxes 2012
ambrosini took office in 2012 and that same month he and zapotosky raised taxes by 1 mil. they have squandered your money
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 - 11:30 AMJT
Just wait until county and school board raises their taxes next..it's coming! What are you suppose to if you're retired and on a fixed income?
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 - 10:59 AMOh Boy 'O Boy
Holy Moly Maggie that post was removed in like a split second. Ain't nothing like the truth to get the magnificent ones slamming the Remove Post Button. No worries, me thinks the drums of discontent are pounding out the call to assemble!
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 - 10:33 AMTake A Ride
to the Keller neighborhood and look at the recent for sale signs. looks like many had advance warning of the one mill tax increase. keep on driving on wills road and side streets...in addition to looking like a used car lot, the For Sale signs are popping up like mushrooms! She is indeed leaving the city like a cat on fire and this has one good point, her unwelcome attempt to do all the elected officials duties and all the gossip should end or can be thrown out with the garbage. The droning on and on at meetings will end as she will live outside the city. Could be Keller is just a normal citizen doing all good things to all people, I would really like to think well of her !
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 - 09:15 AMWow.
Paper makes it sound like this mess was a big surprise to Connellsville. Didn't our Mayor and Council have a plan for 2014? Wasn't the Mayor was part of last years budget process? Can't understand how this is such a big surprise.“If we cannot find any more cuts to eliminate the deficit, taxes would have to be raised to cover the difference,” Lincoln said.(November 22 Trib) Duh!!! Is that the plan? What happened to the balanced budget of 2014? Did it even reflect the cutting of the Fire Department and the anticipated $80,000 savings to the city? What is the real deficit? Is it more like $227,000? That's more than 1-mill. What is the plan for 2016 and beyond? How does the Mayor plan on reversing this trend? Does he? He has been very silent on any long term planning. Is that because it doesn't exist?
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 - 08:08 AMKeller was part of
the Reed administration. That administration squandered a million dollar surplus that was left by the Duncan administration. The city was running at huge deficit by the time Matthews became Mayor. Despite cutting costs, combining various departments, and increasing taxes the trend relentlessly continues. Keller like many forward thinking locals are migrating to the surrounding townships with their more favorable tax rates. Its ironic that she will not be eating the cake that she herself helped bake.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 - 04:57 AMJamers
Geez. the one thing i have to ask is if you think you have the sort of strong case against me that you think you have, why havent you gotten it right even once? When you've jumped to the conclusion that I've written here to deflect problem querries from off of Fike/Mahoney/Ambro. I really don't know from whence you have draWN SUCH CONCLUSION!!?!! WouLd you PLEASE just do your self a favour and go read every single post I have written for 9 months?!!? All of theM have against the prison and against Mahoney's policies, Zappy/Ambrosini's Prison and Hoffa's bamboozle of 2.2 million land-searching for something i have bee against since day 1. Geez, man. Maybe once you've gone back through everything I have here written, 'twill finally put it all in to perspective; you will finally realize we are on the same side. Now I'm ashamned to admit that since you prove to be such a vulgar lunatic) I never would associate with such lunatic fringe from whence you come. You might not be so vehement once you see I never have even once defended Mahoney nor Fike. This is you putting your foot in your mouth.(y,m)
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Thu, Nov 27, 2014 - 02:08 AMeasy to say
If you're cronyhowlermonkeyturdboy.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 - 12:34 AMhuh??
why is it ironic??
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 - 11:42 PMACT 47 is the only
way to break those fat contracts with the unions. No amount of cuts elsewhere will solve the problem. This town is over policed. Its breaking the town. That is the real reason we are in financial difficultly. City workers are crushing us. Population is shrinking and the city can't cut excessive labor because of unrealistic binding union contracts. City should seriously investigate embracing Act 47.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 - 11:35 PMIts very ironic
that Keller is moving to Bullskin Twp. She and others are so out of touch. She is a very condescending person glad to see she is investing her money outside of the city. bye bye judy you will be missed not.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 - 8:56 PMGo back to
Go back to the Uniontown board with you garbage. We don't need it here.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 - 8:29 PMmonkey boy
Yes there's been significant sightings of that elusive crony howler monkey in the jungles of Dunbar and Rural King areas. With sightings in Uniontown also. The cronys howling can be heard for miles. He parrots what he reads and hears and thinks that it's his own. Then he commonly relives himself and then consumes his extremely large turds. His mama is the grand teabagger of Dunbar and son cronyhowlermonkeyturdboy lives in her doublewude in Dunbar area servicing the local dem party. He can be seen at his employment as a Uniontown Mall cop. Cronyturdboy is an imbecile crony.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 - 8:13 PMT. Burns
Crony zand his mama just like to cause trouble. Go back to her basement and smoke some more rocks cronyturdboy. Idiot Dunbar howler monkey. Hello Dolly.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 - 8:07 PMhi crony
How ya doing cronyhowlermonkeyturdboy? Dunbar crony for the dem party. Fiike and Ambro got ya on here causing trouble hummmmm? You and your mama should go back to her double wide and teavag the Dunbar men again.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 - 7:14 PMTaxpayer
Connellsville City Council, in a 3 to 2 vote, passed a tentative budget for 2015 with an expected 1-mill tax increase for property owners. Council held a special meeting Monday night to introduce the $3.1 million proposed budget. The millage rate will increase from 7.5 mills to 8.5 mills. Councilman Brad Geyer, the city's director of finance, said .255 mills will go toward the Carnegie Free Library and 8.245 of the rate will go toward the general fund. Councilman Tom Karpiak, who along with Councilman Greg “Matty” Ritch voted against the tax increase as well as the proposed budget, noted a 1 mill tax increase was too much. “We put so much time in other things, we didn't put significant time into talking about lower tax millage,” Karpiak said. He added that homeowners shouldn't be further burdened with taxes. The millage rate is the rate of property tax per $1,000 of assessed value on a home. Homeowners could pay $8.50 for every $1,000 in the assessed value of their homes annually. The increase is $10 more annually for every $10,000 of assessed value. For example, if the assessed value is $30,000, the taxpayer will pay $255 for property tax in 2015 when they would have paid $225 in 2014, a difference of $30. “When hearing that taxes are going to be raised, it's a tough pill to swallow,” Keller said, adding that she has dealt with people saying they couldn't afford to pay their taxes and they just returned from a cruise. “Let's prioritize what's important in life.” The 1-mill increase would bring in an extra $167,000 on a 100-percent collection rate. The city reportedly has an average collection rate of 89 percent. Karpiak suggested that for big expenses like the streetlights, everyone in the city can help pay by putting a service fee in place; people can be charged around $4 a month. Geyer said the city is only allowed so may ways by the state to tax and make service charges. Councilman Aaron Zolbrod said the city has been working on ways to get income from companies and authorities in lieu of taxes. Zolbrod said nobody on council wanted to put a bigger burden on the homeowners in the city, but even the 1-mill increase is just a band-aid, that a long-term solution needs to be found. Zolbrod said council presented the unions for the police, street and city hall office employees a new insurance plan to save the city $88,000, but the plan was rejected because of the difference in benefits. “We don't have a say in that,” Zolbrod said. “At some point, we won't be able to make these payments.” Zolbrod said council's responsibility is to make sure bills are paid and payroll is met. If taxes are not raised and that cannot be done, then the city could enter Act 47 and it would be up to the commonwealth what taxes are raised and what line items are cut from the budget. Geyer said if they receive word of extra revenue coming in by any means, including any news on the voters' will to eliminate the paid fire department and saving the city approximately $100,000 in annual costs, there could be some room to change the 2015 budget. “We hope there's some positive changes for us,” Geyer said.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 - 7:02 PMFor the lif of me I can
Because the people I write about on here are Obscene.
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