Friday, January 23, 2015
Look At Colona
In 2013 Henry County voters were told that the one percent school facilities sales tax would shift the burden away from property taxes to a more painless way in which outside visitors would take on the burden of financing Henry County schools and Henry County property owners would find relief. Henry County voters believed these promises and voted to accept the one percent school facilities sales tax. How has that worked in Henry County? The Colona school board wants an INCREASE OF $363.33 in the property tax bill on a $100,000 home! The Annawan school board voted a 9.58 percent in the property tax levy which would result in an increase of $53.00 in the property taxes on a $100,000 home. Other Henry County school boards have also raised their property tax levies far higher than the rate of inflation. And these Henry County school boards are raising the property tax levies every year! REAL ESTATE TAXES ARE ALMOST CONFISCATORY AND YET THE SCHOOL BOARDS ARE NEVER SATISFIED! GIVEN ALL THE MONEY IN THE UNIVERSE, OUR SCHOOLS WILL NOT IMPROVE AND THEY WILL STILL CRY OUT FOR MORE MONEY! MEANWHILE, THE GULLIBLE HENRY COUNTY VOTERS ARE STUCK WITH THE ONE PERCENT SCHOOL SALES TAX, FOREVER!