You say ‘fee,’ I say ‘tax’

Each time I pay a stormwater “fee,” I am reminded that this is really a “tax.”

We pay taxes to maintain roads (pavement, curbs, etc.). So why is not the maintenance of culverts, etc. treated in like manner?

I understand that there is under consideration for Fayette County a SPLOST for a tax to maintain the stormwater drainage.

I therefore, urge the Peachtree City Council to show a little honesty and call it a “tax” (not a “fee”) so we can use it as a deduction with the IRS.

Grady F. Duke

Peachtree City, Ga.

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