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Property Taxes to be raised by almost 10%
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Property taxes to be raised by almost 10%. Keep in mind that Liberty County is already one of the highest property taxes in GA. There will be 3 public hearings in which the public (home owners) have the opportunity to voice their opinion.

1. Hearing 29.Nov.2012 11am at City Hall
2. Hearing 29.Nov.2012 6pm at City Hall
3. Hearing 6.Dec.2012 3pm at City Hall

Don't count on them letting it be known through the local media. Tell everyone you know, everyone you talk to on the streets, stores etc. SHOW UP at these meetings and be heard! If you can't make it, CALL everyone of the Counsel Men(not just your district counsel) Unless you become pro-active you have no right to be complaining about it after the fact!!!

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HMJC commented on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 16:00 PM

10% really...I don't even have kids in school anymore. What projects are needed to that extent that warrant that kind of increase. Thanks for the heads up, plan on being there.

watchfuleye commented on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 16:52 PM

sebekm, you are right. unless you attend these meetings taxpayers are kept in the dark and business continues as usual. I try to attend these meetings on regular basis and try to keep the public abreast.
Fact is, due to outrages spending such as the New City Hall Palace, Liberty Transit, too many to mention.... the City is running out of money. Grants are harder to come by these days, so where else to go for more money? The individual person.
This Town Needs a Citizen Watch Group. People that have and will make the time to attend meetings and hold elected and appointed accountable

up2sumptin commented on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 19:24 PM

Unfortuantely they make sure those meetings are during the time most people are at work and getting off work to attend is not an option for many.

golfnut31316 commented on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 20:07 PM

I believe this is the cities portion of the property taxes. So this will affect Hinesville residents.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 13:08 PM

This could have been avoided.

Mayor and council felt they deserved a pay raise.

Mayor and council built themselves a grand city hall.

Mayor and council gave us a bus line that only a scant number of people used.

Mayor and council embraced a joint planning commission and allowed it to grow financially far beyound the city and county's ability to finance and support.

If we abolish the joint planning commission how many mills will that reduce in tax assessments to residents???????????????????????????????

watchfuleye commented on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 14:45 PM

Timeontarget, you are on target!!! There are numerous newly created departments that need to go as well as created non-essential high paying jobs.
We now have two options. Sit back and do nothing about it ergo allowing them to keep stealing money out of our pockets to finance their elaborate spending habits OR SpEAK UP

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 16:21 PM

watchfuleye, Let's speak up on this forum right now.

Almost half of all government jobs are non esential.

There are many of our friends who are drawing nice paychecks for non or near non essential jobs in the courthouse, city hall, and State and Federal positions.

Graeme245 commented on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 17:45 PM

Just saying there is more than one way to skin a cat...

golfnut31316 commented on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 18:52 PM

"Just saying there is more than one way to skin a cat...

Normally this may work, but if you will recall, ALL of them were re-elected. So basically the voice of Hinesville gave them the green light.

lholmes commented on Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 00:08 AM

how much is the new library going to cost?

Graeme245 commented on Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 at 09:02 AM

A little read for your Thanksgiving Day "digesting", funnily enough it is about a great city wishing to raise taxes ;) some of the comments are excellent;


timeontarget commented on Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Hardley any of our elected officials are entrepreneaurs

Therin lies the problem.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Nov 23, 2012 at 07:51 AM

This blog site could have an impact on local elections and therefore on local taxes etc.

If those participating in discussion on this site would dwell on the positives rather than the negatives.

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 at 08:25 AM

Both of us being locals, could enable us to lead this site to meaningful purpose.

However although you and I agree on many points you don't seem to be able to resist foul mouthed comments directed to some of us who surf this site.

If you and I were speaking face to face there already would have been physical moments between you and I.

If I were younger I'd already have called you out into the yard.

up2sumptin commented on Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 at 13:02 PM

I have often wondered what they would do if a significant portion of the population said, "Hell no, we won't pay." It's not going to happen but I still wonder how they would react if it did.

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 at 14:53 PM

We can launch an assualt on the "goings on" in city hall and the court house right here on this site, if we can work together and avoid attacking each other because we arn't alligned on all points.

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 at 16:06 PM

Ugh, I think they do still have their splost, their esplost and they also still have their lost.

I could be wrong but I think I'm right.

You guys check it out.

Lets join together and reveal just what is going on downtown.

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 at 16:19 PM

up2, I am with you.

It could be done.

Would take a lot of organization and work on the part of a number of dedicated individuals.

up2sumptin commented on Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 16:21 PM

No,Jimmy. People complain but they don't want to be inconvenienced.

dhipps commented on Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 15:43 PM

I'm working on a reaction story to the tax increases for a coming edition of the paper.

If either of you (or anyone reading) is willing to share their thoughts with me, please email dhipps@coastalcourier.com.

Thank you!

up2sumptin commented on Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 18:23 PM

The people had their chance but most could not be bothered to vote. Silence equates approval. Very few of them attend any of the city or county meetings and are grossly unaware what their public servants are doing with their money. I have to agree with my fellow blogger, the people have gotten exactly what they deserve.

timeontarget commented on Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 at 06:19 AM

Hinesville was once a comfortable community which was a wonderful place to grow up.

That has gradually gone away primarily due to the expansion of nearby Ft. Stewart.

After the war (WWII) the local soldiers came home and went back to work wherever they could.

Some returned to the farms and family owned businesses or went to work in the sawmills of which there were many.

Outlying communities within the county were prosperous and there was a substantial shrimp fishing fleet which operated out of Sunbury.

We had separate but equal segregated schools.

Liberty County was known throughout south Ga. for having excellent schools for both black and white citizens.

Lpolston commented on Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 12:09 PM

If our tax commissioner would do his job and either collect property taxes due or foreclose on people who are 12 months or more late on paying their taxes it might not be necessary to raise taxes on those of us who do pay. It is staggering to see the number of people who are 2-3 or more years behind and nothing has been done other than charge a late fee, which of course has not been payed either. Their needs to be more tax sales on the courthouse door steps and our commissioner needs to do his job.

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