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Hernando County impact fees burden move-up buyers

Impact fees hurt move-up buyers

I've been a homeowner in Spring Hill 14 years. I've considered building my final house out of the county because Spring Hill has become crowded with too many people here and everyone is in a hurry.

What I am adamantly opposed to paying is an impact fee, which I consider as legal pickpocketing by the county.

I have always felt that impact fees were a rip-off of families who were trying to better themselves in a nice new home. The tax upon tax of building materials, purchased locally in order to build a house, has been outrageous from day one and should be abolished.

Hernando County government needs to mend its pocket-picking ways and learn from the economic disaster that has befallen all of us. Additional taxes heaped upon the working people is not the way to go.

G. Frank Brda, Spring Hill

Fix lighting, allow garage sale signs

I am a 13-year resident of the Estates subdivision of Seven Hills. Halloween is just around the corner and once again the lights are out at our entrance on Henderson Street.

Just the usual thing; each time they are repaired, the lighting lasts only a short time. Then the lights are out for months again. I suppose the hundreds of folks who walk there in the dark all year long and the hundreds who will walk there Saturday night trick-or-treating are good-natured folks who would not raise any alarm if any incident were to occur because our lights are out. Perhaps we can all look the other way and leave things as they are, if liability is not a concern.

I believe we deserve to have our signs lighted the way they were intended to be. The Seven Hills Homeowners Association has repaired these lights several times. They are trying!

Now that October is nearly over many families plan fall garage sales to help fund a good Christmas for the children. That would be normal, but not at the Seven Hills Estates neighborhood. I have had the repeated experience of getting up at 5 in the morning and putting out neat garage sale signs at the Henderson Street entrance, only to find out that my signs had been removed within 15 minutes and were nowhere to be found. The only way one can have a garage sale is to sit with your sign, lest it be removed. This situation is something I just do not understand. What reasoning is behind such an action?

I invite other Seven Hills Estates residents to voice their experiences in this area. It is our neighborhood and proper lighting and garage sales are things folks get to have in the United States.

John Adams, Spring Hill

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Hernando County impact fees burden move-up buyers 10/29/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 29, 2009 4:42pm]
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