Stormwater: Just more gov’t. bloat
I would like to add a few things to the stormwater debate. It appears to me all the government officials are doing is adding more bureaucracy to the government when there were already road and sewer funds to take care of things like this.
This goes all the way from the federal government down to the mayor, council, and county commissioners. It all starts with a stormwater supervisor and escalates from there.
There will be a never-ending list of things that just have to be done whether they are really needed or not. The stormwater supervisor will have to justify his job by finding more things and he will need assistants and a secretary and vehicles.
The stormwater supervisor will be another inspector coming around telling you what you are going to have to do about water running off your property just like they tell you to put up silt fences now.
Can you imagine what it’s going to cost to put rip-rap on all the creek banks in the county? Don’t say it won’t be done; some cities are doing it now.
It will pit neighbor against neighbor when someone goes to the county or city to make a neighbor do something about water running off his land onto theirs. I heard some of that brought up in the meeting on stormwater.
Think how expensive that could get if the stormwater supervisor orders you to get a bulldozer or landscaper to fix your property to keep the water from running on your neighbor’s property.
Few people at the meeting paid any attention to the people that told how they had moved from other municipalities that had stormwater rules and how it had gotten out of hand.
I paid attention because I own property in towns that have stormwater bureaucracies. The water bill went from $44 a month to $117 a month and is still going up.
Everybody knows no taxes are ever done away with and politicians are not permanent.
Just raise the property taxes or sell the bonds.