Threats of soaring taxes upon incorporation are dishonest and deceitful. (You've probably seen the wild claims on those obnoxious mini billboards all over town). The fact is that in June of 2019 our governor signed Senate Bill 2 into law and that limits local governments (like a city) from raising property tax revenue more than 3.5% a year.
As an example, my Township taxes were $390.63 last year. The most they're allowed to go up without a vote of the governed is $13.67. That's less than what it cost me to make this website.
Further, minute marker 3:50 of the Incorporation Financial Model found under "videos" on this website shows that the value of one penny in the Township tax rate is worth more than $2 million dollars. The ARPA funding we missed out on because we weren't recognized as a city by the federal government was $30 million. How about we not miss out on federal funding for cities again - let's use some common sense!
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* Electing leaders that work for us and only us
* Making our own decisions on roads and road expansions
* Local decisions on development changes (re-plats)
* Reduction of bureaucracy by eliminating fragmented government
* Single point focus on drainage and flooding
* Don't allow new or re-developed areas to flood neighbors
* Unified police patrols and community policing
* Formal recognition as a city by post office, feds and state
* Economic development tools (RDZs)
* Permanent freedom from annexation regardless of current legislation or contract