I’ll wait for the news reports to come in before formulating my own opinion, but the tweets from Neil Williamson, of the Free Enterprise Forum, from today were interesting.
Short question – would you be willing to pay more taxes to fund infrastructure improvements in Crozet? Such as the Lickinghole Creek bridge/connector from Westhall to 250?
Say … $100/year?*
(Illustration: For a house assessed at $350,000, an increase
of 2.8 cents on the tax rate would equate to an annual
increase of $98.00; a 1.6 cent increase on the tax rate
would equate to an annual increase of $56.00. )
A few points from the County presentation: (I highly recommend you read the whole thing)
- Services districts are a tool that have been authorized for decades
- The general purpose of a service district is to provide additional, more complete or more timely services of government than are desired for the locality or localities as a whole
- Service districts are geographic areas composed of less than all of the County’s territory, and whose boundaries are established by the Board of Supervisors
- The Board may levy and collect an annual tax on real property within the service district to pay for the facilities authorized to be provided in the district
- The tax is an ad valorem tax
As the conversation continues
— Crozet Wx (@Crozetwx) December 8, 2016
— cvillenews.com (@cvillenewscom) December 8, 2016
And I’d forgotten about these stories
- Should Crozet Become a Town? – from 2007’s cvillenews story.*
- What would Crozet’s budget look like if we were a town?
Important note – When people refer to Crozet as a “town,” they are wrong.
*This is why permanent URLs are important. I’m looking at you, Daily Progress and Albemarle County, the websites of the dead links.