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  • Rear End
    December 22, 2012 - 20:18

    I know municipalities need some government funding but they have a responsibility for fiscal management too. St. John's, Paradise, and CBS for a few are too loose with the purse strings. They spend money on all kinds of stupid and frivolous activities that have nothing to do with improvements in their towns. Basically, they know little or nothing about finances but know where there's a free meal-ticket out of town. Travel expenses are exhorbitant.

  • Gary
    December 22, 2012 - 12:41

    Provincial taxpayers shouldn't be expected to pay for municipal services. Residents have to understand that providing necessary services like sewer and water is their responsibility, whether they do it with a private well and septic field or co-operatively through an incorporated municipality. If towns can't pay for existing services with their tax base, they should consider spinning water and sewer off into a self-funded corporation, and ignore the inevitable howls of objection to the water meters that will be used to bill its customers. Irregardless of current expenditures, taxpayers in highly indebted towns like Flatrock should be up in arms over the knowledge that 18% on their taxes go to servicing debt, and should consider shopping around to see whether any neighbouring municipality with better finances will take them on.

  • Duffy
    December 22, 2012 - 09:40

    Spaniards Bay gets nothing also. Reason: Because it is divided with Conservative Glen (have never seen him or heard from him since election) and Conservative Jerome (know what he looks like because of television) who care less about anything other than where they live - Bay Roberts & Carbonear. Glen & Jerome: If you take the Conception Bay Highway north from Bay Roberts sometime you will see Spaniards Bay. Jerome you need to go south from Carbonear on the same highway. Should visit sometime just to see what it looks like. But what does one expect from any Politician unless it is election time.