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The Coffee Shop / Re: WEST ELK VOTERS SAY A FIRM "NO" ON TUESDAY
« on: November 03, 2009, 10:18:36 PM »
Naaaa.. I'm not sure it's hate, Sarah.... I think it's called protected speech and political discourse.  LOL

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The Coffee Shop / Re: WEST ELK VOTERS SAY A FIRM "NO" ON TUESDAY
« on: November 03, 2009, 10:02:00 PM »
I have no problem with a 'civic responsibility' for all citizens to help promote and finance the education of our children, but there are limits to everything.  I keep seeing how this school district has been struggling with these issues for years to no avail.  That seems to be a case of poor management somewhere along the path.  Perhaps these 'hard' decisions should have been made in better times, no?

I also see that this district (the one with a shrinking enrollment) has placed a high enough priority on extra curricular sports activities that they keep the district in leagues that require students be bussed for hours on end to attend games at the far end of the state.  I have to wonder if money might be well spent to pay an outside efficiency/management expert to evaluate the entire operation and determine where cost savings could be found, if any.

It's really easy to spend OPM (Other Peoples Money)... it takes a tough makeup to spend it wisely and with frugality.

But, I could be wrong.

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The Coffee Shop / Re: WEST ELK VOTERS SAY A FIRM "NO" ON TUESDAY
« on: November 03, 2009, 09:37:55 PM »
Well my taxes went up too...Guess that is the price we pay for living in a free county.

I don't know about free country, but that's the price you pay for living in Elk County.  Elk county has some of the highest taxes in the state of Kansas. 

And No Water!

Yeah... all that and two, countem... TWO paved roads in the entire county (exclusive of towns, of course).  Well, there is that matter of the number of govt employees in the county.  At last count it was something like 10% of the county population.  

GASP  You mean the county spent money on blacktop?????  OMG


Well, not exactly.  I was referring to the two state highways that pass through here.  lol

Excuse me for a sec... I need to go 'Experience the Flint Hills'.  The signs said so!

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The Coffee Shop / Re: WEST ELK VOTERS SAY A FIRM "NO" ON TUESDAY
« on: November 03, 2009, 09:29:56 PM »
Well my taxes went up too...Guess that is the price we pay for living in a free county.

I don't know about free country, but that's the price you pay for living in Elk County.  Elk county has some of the highest taxes in the state of Kansas. 

And No Water!

Yeah... all that and two, countem... TWO paved roads in the entire county (exclusive of towns, of course).  Well, there is that matter of the number of govt employees in the county.  At last count it was something like 10% of the county population.  

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The Coffee Shop / Re: WEST ELK VOTERS SAY A FIRM "NO" ON TUESDAY
« on: November 03, 2009, 09:26:40 PM »
Back to the main topic of this thread.....

Now that the 5.5 million dollar 'Plan A' has failed, does anybody want to prognosticate what the unpublished, undiscussed 'Plan B' will entail and how much it will cost?

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The Coffee Shop / Re: Tax Time.
« on: November 03, 2009, 09:11:39 PM »
According to my dad the county should have sent a letter last spring stating that it was going to go up and that that was the time to make an appeal, but we got no such letter.  Did anyone else?  So, we're also going to be raising cain about that too.

Dad's right, sarah.  The county sends out the assessment notices in spring each year.  Won't show your 'taxes' but shows the current appraisal and assessment information.

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Weeelllll...

I have been called opinionated before.   ;D

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The Coffee Shop / Re: Tax Time.
« on: November 03, 2009, 08:50:43 PM »
sarah...

I didn't mean for that last post to sound insensitive.  My apologies.  I guess I'm just as frustrated a the next person.  The only hope I see is for the grass roots to get angry enough to start replacing complacent politicians from the local level all the way to Washington, DC.


Oh, you didn't hurt me.  I was chuckling and thinking, "Well, then I'm never going to cut my grass again!"  LOL

I can guarantee we'll be filing a grievance with the county!


Be prepared to take it to Topeka.  In KS property tax protests are seldom upheld at the local level.  Act quickly, there are some statutory time limits involved in protesting a tax assessment.

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The Coffee Shop / Re: WEST ELK VOTERS SAY A FIRM "NO" ON TUESDAY
« on: November 03, 2009, 08:45:44 PM »
Let the screaming begin!

<passing out cheese to go with the whine>

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The Coffee Shop / Re: Tax Time.
« on: November 03, 2009, 08:41:30 PM »
sarah...

I didn't mean for that last post to sound insensitive.  My apologies.  I guess I'm just as frustrated a the next person.  The only hope I see is for the grass roots to get angry enough to start replacing complacent politicians from the local level all the way to Washington, DC.

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