The following letter was received from Tony Passaro of the Bel Air Tea Party Patriots:
The past evening I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the first Legislative Session of the Harford County Council for the year 2010. The shame of it was that so many Harford County residents failed to attend.
In any event, one of the bills introduced that evening should be of interest to every tax payer in Harford……
Bill No. 09-44 (Semiannual Property Tax Service Charge) eliminates the Property Tax service charge for tax payers wishing to pay their Property Tax bill in two installments.
What is interesting is that this Bill was created without the direct urging of the Taxpayers. In short, this was the Council and the County Executive’s thoughtful gift to us for the New Year. And for this I thank them profusely.
Bill No. 09-44, introduced by Council Member Captain Jim McMahan, sponsored by Council President Billy Boniface and Council Members Lisanti, Shrodes and latter Dion Guthrie as well as County Executive David Craig reduces our, the Tax Payers, collective tax bill by $1,000,000.00 per year.. The bill was passed by unanimous vote of the Council.
So another million bites the dust. A million here and a million there and pretty soon the tax elephant is smaller if not gone, one bite at a time..
This action contrast sharply with the egregious tax and spend policies of Governor O’Malley which have brought the State budget deficit to over 2 billion dollars ….
I know the Tax Payers of Harford County join me in thanking our County Council for thinking of us and for helping to reduce some of our fiscal burden in this most difficult of difficult years.
Bel Air Tea Party Patriots
Alliance of American Patriots