Say no to the pool tax hike for Area E

The CVRD board of directors proposes to increase our pool contribution from $23,000 to $61,500 per year

The CVRD board of directors proposes to increase our pool contribution from $23,000 to $61,500 per year — that is an increase of $38,500 or $8.43 per $100,000 while other areas such as Area A, Area B, and Area C pay $2.76 per $100,000; Area F pays $1.27 per $100,000; Area I pays $1.29 per $100,000.

The directors’ excuse is that Area E residents are not using the pool as much as other areas. The CVRD directors decided to raise our pool contribution to get their pound of flesh.

It seems like our director is in agreement with this, at least I have not heard any objections.

It is my opinion that users pay, not the other way around. I have heard and seen stupidity in my life but this one takes the cake.

We can stop this nonsense — every home owner in Area E, go to the CVRD office, pick up an Elector Response Form, fill it out and return before Oct. 5, 2015.

Let’s do this.

 

Leo Kasbergen

Electoral Area E