Thursday, December 18, 2008

Grove City Borough Council Cuts Property Taxes 37.5%

Since the school board never will…

GC Council reduced borough property taxes from 4 mills to 2.5 mills at its December meeting. The cut coincides with an equivalent raise in the Local Services Tax (LST). The tax shift is budget neutral; however, most property owners in the borough will see an overall decrease in their taxation.

The raise in the LST is to recoup fees from citizens who work inside the borough and enjoy police and fire protection, yet contribute little or nothing to the services.

The tax shift is yet another action by the Council to a fee-based budget, which allows residents to determine their yearly payment for borough services.

Sue Schepp Resigns from GC School Board

Schepp noted health reasons as the cause for her leaving the board. Residents will remember her eleven years of service with the following highlights:

- Taxing the daylights out of residents every year for Superintendent Post’s pet projects
- Removal of a successful and popular middle school teacher over personal issues
- Mocking residents who dared question the board during its meetings

Good luck, Sue. I sincerely hope your health is well. Sadly, you’ve left many home owners in the area on life support. But it was for the children!

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If anyone in the school district area wants to be appointed to the seat, you can submit your letter of application to the school. Just don't mention the following things:

- My name
- Wasteful spending on a football field or middle school we don't need
- Balancing a budget for once
- Helping the taxpayers
- Accountability for administrators

Simply say, "I'll do anything Bob Post wants. I'll vote in lock step with his every desire."

You'll be in! Congratulations!