Thursday, July 3, 2014

Springfield taxes go up 2.1 percent

Property taxes are going up 2.1 percent for the new fiscal year which started on Tuesday. The Springfield Select Board set the new tax rate at a recent special meeting.
http://rutlandherald.com/article/20140703/NEWS02/707039926

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  1. Another Groundhog Day in Springfield...

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  2. Baahaaahaaa every year you guys are suckered into believing the crap fed to you about the proposed budgets and how it won't increase taxes. Every year you vote in the town and school budget instead of standing your ground. NOW LOOK what you got...hmm another tax increase. Bleed well my friends you got exactly what you deserve for your own stupidity.

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    1. This was a done deal at the polls months ago. So you don't know what's going on until you read it in the newspapers, MONTHS LATER???? What a tool!

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  3. Bob Forguites for state legislature. The only way Bob knows to go is up! Taxes go up! Crime rates and shootings go up! Drug use goes up! Yessiree, Bob!

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  4. chuck gregory7/3/14, 9:21 PM

    Four more cops on the force would cost every household in town as much as three cups of coffee per week, yet the good citizens of Springfield complain about the $280,000 that would have to be raised in taxes to pay for them.

    So, you want lower taxes or a better town? Make up your mind...

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    1. How about the liberal "leaders" do what honest Americans do and trim the fat to make up the difference. Nice try Chuck...

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  5. Chuck, not all of us buy coffeee at Starbucks.

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    1. chuck gregory7/5/14, 9:16 AM

      This is coffee at $1.39 a cup, Jean.

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    2. Harry Byrd7/5/14, 1:59 PM

      Chuck, I'm confused. Am I suppose to drink three cups or coffee less or drink the same amount of coffee and pay more? This coffee thing is always confusing, because if I drink less coffee that will be bad for the coffee business. If I pay more and drink the same amount of coffee then I have less money. I guess either way I have less so others can have more. You should try doing your spiel using a pie sometime. Of course with pie there is only so much to go around so would the pieces get smaller or would someone go without? I guess pie and coffee don't go together do they.

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    3. Not everyone drinks coffee chuck, so give that analogy a rest.

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  6. Hey, everybody, Chuck is back from his beach house and back on his anti-coffee campaign!

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  7. Have to laugh, another tax increase, yep, about the cost of inflation so another level funded budget or at least level funded to include adjustment for inflation. Can anyone tell me what has gone down in cost in 20 years?

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    1. chuck gregory7/5/14, 9:14 AM

      Household income for the bottom eighty percent of American workers, that's what.

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    2. Sure Bozo, you can start with Springfield's home prices which are direct reflections of the pathetically poor performance of its town government during that same period! Now go enjoy an imaginary cup of coffee with Chuck Gregory and have a few giggles about Springfield's misfortunes.

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    3. Home prices have actually risen over that time period, or at least until King Obama took over the throne, yes since the housing bubble has popped, but that is nationwide. What services would you like to see reduced or removed all together? Fire? Police? EMS? Snow Plowing/Removal?

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    4. The housing bubble burst during George W. Bushs' 2nd term. Even Fox news does not try to state otherwise......

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    5. Give us a 10% across the board reduction to start, and then we'll talk. And sell off either the SPD building or town office building and consolidate departments within a single facility. That alone ought to free up enough resources to fund at least one additional officer.

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    6. Has this town ever sold one of it's unused buildings?

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    7. stop giving money to all the special appropriation groups on the ballet,SOM,SRDC,the bus company,all they want is money to make sure the CEO'S of the companies get's their pay check,they have done so much for our community haven't they,the town's father's need to realize all the people that work can't afford to pay for all the people that don't,just like the president needs to learn it

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    8. Stop voting all the special appropriations in, simple as that

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    9. Got nothing to do with the Town, they are separate articles on the ballot. Vote no and you save yourself 3-4 cents per thousand every year

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  8. Dunkin' Donuts of Springfield is proud to sponsor Chuck Gregory's "Cut Out Coffee for Cops" campaign. For every cup of coffee that we don't sell, Dunkin will donate the equivalent price to a fund established to provide for additional manpower for the Springfield Police Department.

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  9. chuck gregory7/5/14, 5:12 PM


    Well, it looks as though the commenters here are happy with the level of law enforcement springfield has. I'll have a cup of coffee to that!

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    1. I hope it's decaf!

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  10. Law enforcement isn't the problem. The courts are not doing their job.As long as the soft-hearted judges who live in ritzy communties won't put repeat serious offenders behind bars,we could double the police force and it wouldn't make any difference.

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    1. VERY TRUE! But our town likes to throw money at issues to give the illusion that the issue is actually being addressed.

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  11. 2.1% over 10 years is 20.10 %.....just saying....

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    1. You must not be from Town, you can multiply

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