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TAXES IN NORTHAMPTON WENT UP AGAIN.
In a very sneaky way the township Czars, (Supervi-CZARS) TRIPLED some of the fees for new construction. This makes it more expensive for people to move to Northampton. The so-called “Impact Fees” are supposed to pay for some of the infrastructure expenses that the current residents paid for but the Czars don’t return the money to the residents. No resident benefits from Impact Fees but the Czars have more money to spend and do they spend it. Tripling the fees makes new construction more expensive and the fees are passed onto the new residents.
The October 2010 paving of Almshouse Road was a very sneaky $85,000.00 TAX INCREASE covered up by the Water and Sewer Authority as well as an additional $85,000.00 secret, unbudgeted spending increase by the township, all “reported” by the Courier under the guise of Repaving Almshouse Road. It’s a new tax increase of $170,000.00 each year from now on.
“NORTHAMPTON DAYS” is not put on by Northampton Township but it’s sure made to look that way. The cost of Northampton Days to the taxpayers is not accounted for in any meaningful way.
NORTHAMPTON OUTLAWED SOLAR POWER unless you pay-to-play with expensive, time consuming and un-necessary building permits and zoning changes. They will give you permission to avoid the ordinance if you pay to get a permission slip from some politically connected official who knows nothing or very little about solar power. Most people need to hire a lawyer to go before the Zoning Department, a big cash cow for the township for permission. You need to waste your time and efforts and grovel before them even if you have a system certified by Professional Engineers and Registered Architects. All five supervisors voted for the ban without permission so both parties are involved. The supervisors are Power-Mad and Money Hungry. They get away with it because it’s cheaper and easier to pay them some tribute instead of defending your right to build on your own property. Power Mad; Money Hungry; Corrupt and probably laughing out loud at the lack of oversight.
Here’s why I called Northampton “Ground Zero” for political Corruption in Bucks County:
Northampton is hostile to business. The township controls businesses indirectly by refusing to approve projects unless businesses go along with the wishes and desires of the township officials. That’s corrupt. Why should a few elected officials, three to be precise, control business?
Northampton is one of the most restrictive, job exporting and job-destroying townships in America.
Northampton has long been regarded as a pay-to-play township.
The township is Money-Mad and Power-Crazy.
Anatomy of Political Salary Increases:
Politicians do not increase salaries by increasing taxes. They are devious. They increase salaries after they pay off a bond issue. They pass bond issues then increase taxes to allegedly pay off the bonds but the tax increase goes on after the bonds are repaid.
Pennsylvania, for example borrowed bond money to construct the Turnpike in 1935. Taxes were increased to pay off the bonds. The bonds were paid off but the taxes remained including tools to allegedly maintain the road. Horse-hockey. Politicians never remove a tax unless they replace it with a higher one.
Where Do the Taxes Go Once The Bonds Are Paid Off?
Everywhere devious. They pay for the so called jobs in the state or the townships. Those jobs are awarded to capture votes for the politico’s. Their families are expected to register Republican and vote republican, fund-faise for Republicans and help republicans with political activity. The money goes into the General Fund which has no effective accounting. Politicians spend all the General Funds then borrow more money with no intention of paying it back to the victimized taxpayers.