It is disheartening to see the pre-emptive slant The Villages Every day Sun has place on the possibility of boosting affect costs on the Developer.
As we know, the Developer pays much less than 50 % of the vital influence expenses to make in Sumter County and depends on the current 25 % tax maximize to pay for the infrastructure for new building.
The previous Sumter County Board of Commissioners agreed that the county should pay out around $40 million for streets essential by the Developer. They had to elevate that $40 million from the taxpayers.
A raise of 150 percent in influence fees for a dwelling presented at $250,000 would be $1,458. That will not dissuade any consumer from acquiring a house. What would dissuade a consumer is the understanding that his taxes pay for the Developer’s increased financial gain.
The Every day Solar also wrongly in comparison Sumter County’s highway impact charges to Lake County’s. What they unsuccessful to point out is that other counties also have impression fees for educational institutions, police, fireplace, EMS, parks and recreation. Sumter has none of that. Apples need to be when compared to apples, not to oranges.
Explain to the county commissioners that Sumter County taxpayers must not have to spend for new infrastructure for new developments.
David Bussone is a resident of the Village of Sanibel.