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Letter: Another $75 fee/tax for IL

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Scott Edgar, the newly hired county engineer, will speak to Indian Land Action Council at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521).
Lancaster County Council will hear second reading on a tax ordinance for a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) on Aug. 14. This tax money will support about four staff members to oversee the Panhandle’s stormwater.
Before you decide your reaction to this $75 tax, I would like you to look in your community to see where your stormwater is going. If the water is going into your subdivison’s detention pond system, your HOA dues are going toward maintaining these detention ponds. This is not a sewer tax and does not have anything to do with the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District.
Please come to the Indian Land Action Council meeting Thursday, Aug.17, and ask Mr. Edgar questions before you blindly accept an additional tax just because taxes here are still lower than wherever you came from. Bring your neighbors and friends. See you there.

Jane Tanner
Indian Land Action Council president