Kings County tax money should stay in Kings
The property taxpayers of Kings County need to know that more than $7 million of their hard-earned property taxes are being considered by Mayor Muttart, Deputy Mayor Emily Lutz, Counc. Meg Hodge, Pauline Raven, Jim Winsor, and Peter Allen to be spent in the Town of Kentville.
At the very least, the questions asked by Roscoe Construction should be answered, and there needs to be a full accounting of costs and future costs to the taxpayers of Kings County and immediately have public consultation meetings to discuss whether the millions of Kings County property taxes be spent within the Town of Kentville or in the county.
From a Kings County property taxpayer’s perspective, the answer is crystal clear. Kings County property taxes for the new municipal building for Kings County should be located in the county.
The proposed Coldbrook site is ready for construction. The only local contractor won the bid to build from seven bidders located in the city. Roscoe Construction’s bid was a million dollars below budget and the Coldbrook site already has more than a million dollars of Kings County property taxes invested in the site.
Hopefully, common sense will infiltrate the educated and academic minds of our councillors and mayor to move ahead quickly with this project.
The Kings County property taxpayers meter is running and it will only get more expensive with further delays.
Kings County property taxpayers, give your councillors and mayor an e-mail or phone call with your opinion. By working together let’s do good things for Kings County.
Dick Killam Halls Harbour