Did Tom Bishop have anything todo with this one? I heard he pulled over Santa for speeding.
I REALLY HATE forking over the money I'm charged for property taxes!! Taxes in Decatur are TOO high!! People can't move into a new home (or an upgrade) because the taxes on the new home are ridiculously high! Those new homes out in Briar Crossing avg approx $9000 - $12,000 per year in taxes! I thought Decatur was wanting growth? People won't move here with taxes like that! What can be done to lower these ridiculous rates?
That was a police chase
He didn't take your advice Skippy and enjoy life's road.
4:57, if you can afford one of those palaces in Briar Crossing, you can afford the taxes.
10:16, not necessarily so. Many folks can afford a home like those in Briar Crossing or Hidden Oaks while they are working. However, when it is time for retirement and a lower fixed income, those people cannot afford $600 - $1000 a month payments just for property taxes! Most people would love to retire into a home such as these, but in Decatur, retirement means down-sizing just to be able to live comfortably. I agree with 4:57, property taxes in Decatur are too high!
Maybe a person that can afford a house in a really nice area is able to do so because of a history of self investment, education and hard work. Why should someone like that, who uses the same or fewer public services than an average person or family, have to pay five times, ten times, or a hundred times more than someone else in overall taxes?
I agree with all of you about the taxes. Seems like we're getting screwed out of money every which way we turn. 10:46, you make an excellent point! No reason the services to a "nicer" home should cost that much more. The homes in the downtown area will continue to fall apart because fixing them up will raise the tax rate for that home's resident. The Decatur downtown area is beginning to look like scumsville! I would love to see something make a change for the better. Downtown area could be nice little community if tax BREAKS were given to residents if they fix up their older (historical?) property. The higher taxes will just insure downtown Decatur becomes more of a "Mexico village" than it is already! Ashame!
Update on the gun lost by a deputy at the Sheriff's Offfice, a sergeant. It did happen and was found by an excon in the PUBLIC restroom. I guess we should be glad that an excon found it and not a 8 year old. I hope the Sheriff has better deputys beside this one. How much do you want to bet that we will never hear anything about it. Am I the only one or does it seem that all the screwups seem to "Hidden" from the citizens? Most places, that sergeant would have been fired!!
5:50,How do you get this info? Do you have proof?
Dang it, 11:54. He tried the same garbage a couple of days ago and everybody rightly ignored him. Ignore these people and they'll go away.
I agree with 4:57, too. It's a racket. We almost bought in Briar Crossing, until we checked on the taxes. I can afford one house payment, but not two, which is what the taxes make it out to be - like paying a double payment.Something's going on downtown, when you have $600-$1000 per month in taxes on a home - ugh!It's no wonder big business (Brookshires, Cracker Barrel, and others) won't come to Decatur. We're losing revenue, only to 'stick it to' the locals in taxes.Has anyone compared ours to other towns of similar size and stature?
Decatur sucks but at least it's not Rhome.
The person whose car was stolen gave a quick recap of this incident. http://m.gizmodo.com/5718913/how-find-my-phone-helped-a-man-retrieve-his-stolen-car-on-christmas-day
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