July 17, 2019 – Town of Farmington, WI – Attention Washington County POWTS Owners
RE: Public Hearing on July 15 at 7:35 a.m.
I have numerous questions and thoughts regarding this Public Hearing
# 1 This seems to be a strange time for a Public Hearing.
# 2 This special Assessment does not fully explain what this money will be used for.
# 3 The notices for pumping have been sent out for 19 years and the pumpers send in their report to Planning and Parks Department. If the money $11 per household is used for computer entry only, this seems like a money grab. $11 per year times 3 years per household. This is way out of line for such little work. What’s next $11 per well?
# 4 If onsite inspections were done with this money, and consider 8 inspections per day per household, ( counting travel time ) 40 per week and 200 per year it would take 9 years just to complete the Town of Farmington which has 1900 households give or take. The County has 20313 systems. At $11 per year per household in the County times 20313 that comes to 223,443 per year for computer entry. Systems are pumped every third year. In a three year period this would amount to 670,329. What a windfall for Planning and Parks.
# 5 Special Assessments on the TAX BILL ARE NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
# 6 I would hope you, Jamie Ludovic ( Central Services Director ) would consider holding another Public Hearing or an extension of such hearing at a future date and time between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Concerned Town of Farmington Resident
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