I remember when Bellevue Cemetery was a beautiful and peaceful place. It was well cared for by city employees who took pride in their work. The city chose to contract this work out to a company interested only in making money, supposedly to save money. Is the savings worth the mess the cemetery is in?
I remember when we had twice-weekly garbage pickup by city employees who did an excellent job. Now we have once-weekly garbage pickup. The city chose to contract this work out, too. We pay a bi-monthly tax of $14.54 for this service. I notice that garbage cans on my street are often left partially in the street. Why? I don't see garbage cans in the street on Maple Avenue or Lexington Avenue.
I received a bill for insurance on my house. The city tax on the premium is $53.26. My Kentucky Utilities bill has a Danville franchise fee (a tax) of $2.56, plus a city school tax of $3.79. I pay a payroll tax of 1.2 percent on my salary. I pay city taxes on my property. My water bill includes a city sewer tax, $13.09, and a public fire protection tax of $2.15. I know there are many more hidden city taxes. Now the city wants a tax on rainwater runoff, plus a sales tax. Where will it end? Where are our tax dollars going?