If Mr. Thompson says "we get what we pay for" I guess the people in New Hanover County have forgotten about the County spending for the Gravely... We paid for that and received NOTHING in return...Did we Mr. Thompson?? So how dare he say we get what we pay for...
If we got what we paid for, none of the County Commissioners would still be in office right now.
To late I burned it before it killed a giant patch of grass.
I just paid my property taxes last week. What do I get? I pay extra for trash pick-up. The mosquito truck hasn't visited my truck this year. The mower hasn't mulched the litter on the side of the street; the grass stands tall. You pay 911 whether you call them or not, if you pay a phone bill. Call an ambulance, or a fire truck, and you pay. I just reported a vicious dog, but had to do 100% of the leg work myself. No one patrols or answers calls for things like that. Our streets are more like potholes with a little pavement holding them together. I suppose we get police service, and hopefully we don't ever have a need, or the need goes unnoticed because the deputies are doing their job. So seriously...what do we get for our tax dollars? Not water. Not sewer. No street lights. No sidewalks. It seems to me we pay a precious lot for absolutely nothing except high-priced, laughing stock commissioners.
I'm sorry but I live in the city and I not only pay City taxes I pay County taxes. I pay (in my opinion) a good chunk of change for trash pickup services because I am a city dweller. I agree, those in the county who have fought annexation but want to avail of city services should not get them, if they don't want to pay for them!
You knew when you bought your house that you would have to pay city and county taxes and you accepted that. Why so bitter now against those who chose to live in the county and pay half of the taxes you pay? Bitterness and resentment about your bad choice are loud and clear in your post.
I live in the County, I pay more for trash pickup than you do, and they don't offer recycling.
My taxes help pay for schools within the city limits, 911 services (also used by city residents), food banks within the city, charitable organizations within the city, and cultural resources (various museums within city limits), etc., etc., etc. For a complete list, go to page 17 of the Adopted 2011-2012 New Hanover County budget.
If county taxpayers didn't "contribute" to all these city organizations and services, there would be enough money to budget for debris removal.
A coastal community with a government that has no budgeting for hurricanes. This Hubbard guy would be better off as well as the other governing officials to hush up until a decission is made, as each time they speak the talk on the street is they sound dumber and dumber. Funny thing how Diversified pops up each time this article is bought up. Could it be an insider job? Not from any of our county comms. Right? Who are they kidding?
I will let it rot on the right of way before I pay Jason Thompson (Diversified Biomass) to get rid of it.
We are a coastal community. We have hurricanes. County Comissioners should have a budget/fund established for this type of expense.
Think about the elderly, sick, and disabled.
I can't wait until thompson is out of office.
Is there not a code of ethics were commissioners are not supposed to be rewarded off others. Some county employees would lose job for accepting a lunch for example but hell lets give Diversified the 400-500,000 to get rid of it. Heard on Big Talker that that comes to 10.00 a cubic yard. If we are paying that what are they thinking. I always thought Jason was a good guy apparently Marines did not teach him about taking care of you own. He is out for his own agenda thats evident.
He shouldn't be called a Marine..what a disgrace.... he is the most ARROGANT person I have seen in a very long time. When someone disagrees with him watch out.. I wonder what the Citadel is saying by him making such a fool of himself and wearing their hat on TV.
The reason 46% of people responding to this little poll said that they could take care of it themselves is that they are simply putting a match to it.
Which is not a bad idea. Never mind smoke pollution. Everybody loves a good fire.
Like him or not at least Jason served this country. There are a lot of people in this community that pretend to be so patriotic but when it came time for them to serve this great country they were no where to be found. Get on the phone and call some of local radio stations and ask the hosts how much time did they serve and the answer will be "none", then ask them why not and they'll have an excuse for you. Again, like him or not, Jason served this great country and so did I during Viet Nam.