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OLMSTED FALLS When residents of the city and Olmsted Township voted to pass a school levy last February, it meant two things: more money for the district and less money for taxpayers.
During last week’s City Council meeting, several members remarked on the high volume of calls they received in regard to the levy.
The main complaint among fed-up constituents was that the tax increase, coupled with the new police and fire levies, is too much to handle.
The 8.7-mill school levy may be hard to swallow financially, as residents who own a home valued at $100,000 will pay an extra $266 per year, residents with a $200,000 home will pay an extra $532, and so on.
Ward 4 Councilman Sam Pulice said the public shouldn’t feel blindsided by the tax increases, given that the information was provided on the ballot, but he did say that clearer language could have been used to avoid confusion.
Yeah, people. Gotta love 'em. As for democracy, I like my man H.L. Mencken's quote best:
Originally posted by SaturnFX
So, This happened:
Democracy is overrated.