Editorial: Changes not needed


Changes to Service Area 1 boundaries proposed under Ordinance 2021-08 are unnecessary and ill advised.

The issue has nothing to do with services available to the Frederick Point East (FPE) property owners. They currently pay the lowest tax assessments for their properties. Millage rates don't have to be revised. Because they lack amenities available to other property in Service Area 1, the assessments reflect that fact.

A waterfront 12,000 sq. ft. lot in the Frederick Point East subdivision is valued at $3,600 ($.30 per sq. ft.) making the annual tax payment $41/year.

The same size residen...

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