St Lawrence river valley, NY
the 89 Bronco is the same way.
all or none.
wish I'd have known when I had the dash torn all apart putting in the stereo it would have been like 2 more screws and some wire loops.
it don't matter much since the thing is only run on full blast or nothing at all anyway.
so yesterday was my favoritest day of the year.
I got to go pay the property tax so the government won't hold my house ransom.
then I got to go pay the homeowners insurance just in case god decides to hate me.
and I got the good news that the car insurance now bills me for the whole year like I wanted them to in June not December.
so since I had 3$ more than they wanted I paid it too.
just for good measure I paid the electric bill on the way home, thankfully winter is here and our rates go up, so the electricity amount of the city bill goes from 80$ to $150.
the other 150 is for stuff like garbage collection, sewer, and a couple of bonds that ain't added to the property tax which has an additional 170$ a year added on.
sure glad I got that waiver for the flooding problem, it only made my property tax go up 61$ this year.
Fiver, God doesn't hate you, but Mother Nature is a bi polar witch! Know what you mean about all that stuff you have to put out just to have a roof over your head. I spend most on my time in our tiny local gov't fighting the unending increases that seem to come no matter who is running the show. Keep the faith buddy, millions of non-taxpayers are depending on you!
I'm running on a couple hours of sleep here and I guess I'm in venting mode, so bear with me as I go off on a tangent. I don't know how tax assessments work everywhere else, but up here there are a lot of places, like my town, where they use a scheme to fool the tax payers. I'm drawing a blank on the term, but what it comes down to is that the town will say they they are using a 10 or 30 or, in our case, 56% tax rate. This smoke and mirrors scheme makes everyone not paying attention think that they are only paying that amount on their property taxes and not the full valuation at 100%. What these folks fail to realize, and I was one of them, is that there is a thing called an equalization rate that takes that 10 or 30 or 56% and bumps it up to full valuation! I've explained it to people a hundred times, but they just can't get used to the idea that they're paying the same amount of taxes regardless of what the rate is advertised as being. Makes me nuts (more nuts?) every time I think about it.