It's already funded by taxpayers? Let's tax it again.

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It's already funded by taxpayers? Let's tax it again.

Post  fshnski on Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:43 pm

Rockingham County commissioners are considering charging towns that use the county’s dispatch center $1 per resident for police dispatching and 50 cents per resident for fire calls to pay for a $950,000 upgrade and maintenance at the center.


“I think the whole thing is really outrageous,” Epping Selectman Jim McGeough told board members Monday night. “There is no way that three commissioners have a right to say to Epping, ‘Here’s a $10,000 tax.’”


Rockingham County Sheriff Michael Downing met with police and fire chiefs last week to outline the payment plan. Towns that use the county for both police and fire dispatching would get a discounted rate — a total of $1.25 per resident.


Epping Police Chief Michael Wallace opposes the $10,000-a-year charge and brought the issue to selectmen, who voted to send a letter to commissioners voicing their displeasure.

Rye Police Chief Kevin Walsh shared his opposition to the charge with Rye selectmen Monday night. That board also plans to send a letter to commissioners expressing concern about the charge, which could cost Rye close to $8,000 a year.


Walsh said there’s nothing in the initial proposal that says specifically where the money will go, but more importantly, “everybody is paying their county taxes and this is part of their service.”




http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130612/NEWS06/130619788

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Post  WHL on Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:22 am

Well, there are a lot of things that we pay taxes for but still have to pay.  I am not against a user fee, pay for what you use, but then they shouldn't tax it first.  For anything not just dispatch.
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Post  News Hawk on Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:04 am

Taxing Social Security was a brilliant way to "grow Government".

Why shouldn't Rockingham County do it as well?

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