Ok, I’ve got a solution for this group of folks here in Hanover that are oddly enough, begging to have their taxes raised. Begging to have them raised on a multitude of things from proffers to real estate to personal property to a meal tax of all things.
My solution would be to start by having this very assertive tax happy bunch to lead by example and go ahead and send in any and all tax increases they so desire. Nothing and nobody is holding them back.
Then I’d make the tax increases voluntary for all other Hanover residents that are NOT begging to have their taxes increased. Considering the fact that each one of the Hanover BOS’s won their district with about 70-80% of the vote while running on a platform of lower taxes, I don’t see a boat load of volunteer tax monies that are going to be a flow’in in.
If this solution is not satisfactory for this tax happy bunch, then maybe a good “plan B” for these folks would be to move to another county where tax rates are much higher and they could be much happier. There are plenty for them to pick from.