Now city council is charging residents and property owners a new fee of $5.00 for parking at beach. this city council is draining every dollar it can from property owners. Second highest water prices in NC ($95.00 now). high taxes, fees for sewer on undeveloped property of $576.00 per year (and increasing again next year), assessment for beach sand replacement every few years. Tourists provide income to rental agents and local stores, the bills are paid by the taxpayers that own the property on OKI. Look around, half the property on the island is for sale. Taxes, insurance and the uncontrolled spending habits of elected officials are running folks away. Property owners should be allowed to vote in local elections, not just full-time residents.
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