Happy Memorial Day Fluff

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Happy Memorial Day Fluff
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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 11:45am

1. How's the weather going to be for your Memorial Day weekend?

2. What's for dinner?

3. Do you vote for your school budget? Edited to say, the one that the board of education decides and you go to the polls to vote yes or no each year. If not, why not?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000
Sat, 05-25-2013 - 1:16pm

1. Cold. It's only 61 now. 

2. Roasted veggies with either brown rice or spinach penne. 

3. No, the public doesn't vote on it. 


iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 9:04pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
I've heard of people appealing when the assessor has made mistakes in assessing property value (adding bedrooms or square footage that's not there). In those cases, I don't think it cost them anything but a few hours of time to make the appeal.

A few years ago my entire subdivision was assessed too high.  There are  other neighborhoods in the area similiar to ours so they used a subdivision across town for a comparison.  While the houses themselves are similiar the subsivisions themselves are very different.  They have more amenities that increase their value (park, jogging path, tennis courts) we have more things that decrease value (a lot of apartment buidings and other rental (duplexes) in the area).   So many of the  neighbors apealed that DH and I actually didn't have to do anything, the entire subdivision was reassessed. 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-13-2009
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 8:17pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>I know what my dad still collects in social security and pension, he has an incredibly generous amount of money stored away in savings too. The man has no mortgage and he has always lived a conservative lifestyle. I don't think he'd use the don't break the bank for me line about a vote but I do think that segment of the population should be exempt from some taxes nowadays.  For some senior citizens we are stealing from their retirement that they worked more years for than you or I.</p><p> </p>

WTF does this mean? Everyone, including well-off seniors should pay their share and not be exempt. I hope to be one someday.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 8:14pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>1. How's the weather going to be for your Memorial Day weekend?</p><p>2. What's for dinner?</p><p>3. Do you vote for your school budget? Edited to say, the one that the board of education decides and you go to the polls to vote yes or no each year. If not, why not?</p>

1,  Quite a big change since last night's forcast.  Last night they said that there would be a very slight chance of rain all weekend,  it has been raining for about 5 hours and a 30% chance of more tomorrow.  The temps will be in the upper 80's to mid 90's. 

2,   We went out for dinner.

3.   Are you talking votes on Bonds?   If so sometimes yes, sometimes no.  When I don't it is because of laziness. 

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 6:22pm

Geschictsgal said: "I've heard of people appealing when the assessor has made mistakes in assessing property value (adding bedrooms or square footage that's not there). In those cases, I don't think it cost them anything but a few hours of time to make the appeal."

I appealed the tax assessment on my house after purchasing it because the assessment was $20K more than I paid for the house.   The county dropped the assessment by more then $45K after my appeal.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 6:13pm

Sorry. Double post.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 6:11pm

savcal2011 wrote:
And really, if 104 Senators and 435 Representatives can't agree - after MONTHS of study, analysis and discussion - on a budget, how in the world will 10000, 50000, or 1000000 people in a community be able to?</p>

Ahem.  100 Senators :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 6:08pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">Yeah, I understand that. I guess that is put in the budget from the year before so they can account if they have to do it more than once. I have actually heard that some districts have to vote 3 times. </span></strong></span></p>

Sounds like an excellent reason why many school districts don't put the school budget to an annual referendum. What a ridiculous waste of time and resources that must be every year.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 6:02pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>1. How's the weather going to be for your Memorial Day weekend?</p><p>2. What's for dinner?</p><p>3. Do you vote for your school budget? Edited to say, the one that the board of education decides and you go to the polls to vote yes or no each year. If not, why not?</p>

1.  Cool, but pleasant and sunny.  Good weather for doing the last of the pruning--lilacs have to be pruned AFTER they bloom.

2.  Chicken.

3.  No. Because the school board doesn't determine the school budget; the county government does and we don't have annual elections over the county budgets any more than we have annual elections over the state budget or federal budget.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-24-2010
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 5:20pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
But many senior citizens are working small jobs, walmart, mcdonalds and the kind to make ends meet. I think there's something skewed about our government there. I am not a proponent of Paul Ryan's fiscal but I do believe senior citizens should see more of a break than a younger able bodied population that cries fowl. Sorry for the political handle there, Lol.

I don't know if senior citizens need more of a break or not.  The seniors in my local area get a substantial break on property taxes.  Is it like that in your area or your dad's area?  

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