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Town Council Likes to Spend Other Peoples Money

This isn't the first time the Sunset Beach town council has embarked on a controversial spending spree. A few years ago they rammed through a $30+ million sewer project, that is going to cost homeowners $8,000 to $12,000, without any input from the residents. Sewers aren't needed on the mainland, but homeowners will be saddled with debt to pay for something they don't need and didn't want.

In 2008, the council bought a piece of property under the new bridge for $1.9 million for use as a boat ramp even though less than 5% of residents have a boat and many of them are stored on private docks or in marinas. This boat ramp will be available free of charge to anyone, but Sunset Beach taxpayers have to foot the bill.

Now they want to pay $3.75 million plus $600,000 in development costs to buy a tract for use as a park, again without buy-in from the taxpayers. Last year it was going to be another boat ramp, then a park and now a site for the old swing bridge.

Isn't it nice to be able to spend other peoples money as if it were your own? Next election vote the bums out.


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