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Removal of fire assessment called good business sense

July 9, 2013

The decision made by City Manager John Szerlag to not include a fire assessment in the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget is mostly seen as good business sense by Cape Coral decision makers....

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Jul-11-13 12:22 AM

Santa Klaus has come to town from his summer home in Michigan!

Those are not sounds of hooves on the roof. Why they are the sounds of hooves on the bridge connecting Ft. Myers to Cape Coral. The residents can only hope!

Michigan keeps coming yp and it is not even football season. Go figure!

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Jul-10-13 5:06 PM

Anyone pick up on the UEP and the fact storm water drainage is factored into the project? Nothing about cutting back on that separate TAX. No they will just incorporate double taxation into another 30 year bond.

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Jul-10-13 5:00 PM

Glad to see the $6.5 million for a road improvement fund that was put together by the former city manager Gary King is still in their memory. Too bad McGrail, McClain, and Donnell spearheaded his firing for "NO Cause". Oh they stated they could not work with him. Plain and simple he would not play their shell game which as we are all witnessing was no figment of imagination. You heard of the "stingray shuffle" well what you see is the "Slick Six Shuffle". Actually six plus one!

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Jul-10-13 4:48 PM

Ms. Bador asked a question of how much would it cost her for water/sewer. if the figure borrowed is in fact $20,000 for 20 years, at 5% interest. Your monthly payment will be $131.99 per month. Not counting your water and sewer usage (today). If I were you I would ask beginning with councilman McGrail and then the rest on the dais to bring in their water bills for the past year and show you month by month their costs!

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Jul-10-13 4:36 PM

The mere fact that this city is playing the proverbial shell game with needed TAX, then not needed Tax and then not needed asmuch Tax, show the residents what they have been dealing with for too long!

Now get inside that big POT O GOLD and start cutting like you have never cut before!

The 7% charge as a Utility Tax is still coming per the fumbling and bungling.

The 2 mil reduction stated at the very beginning of the cry for new TAX went to one and now none.

The city wants to SUSTAIN when times call for REDUCE. The city and the economy is not what it was and may never be again!

A 7.13% increase for CC when the other cities and areas in SW Fl. are at 2 at best. Could it be the increase in home values will provide the homes with a 2nd mortgage (Equity Line) to enable those homeowners to borrow the $20,000 plus for water or sewer? Maybe the loan will allow them to do what the city does borrow to operate day to day. Mortgage, equity line, (2) car payments. as Wall Street J

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