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Questions on new electric tax

October 31, 2013

To the editor: With this new tax added to our electric bill from L.C.E.C., I guess its called general service tax, how much is the city paying L.C.E.....

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Haninginthere

Oct-31-13 10:42 PM

The electric tax is result of laziness. Council could have met the needs of the community with the budget they had without this unnecessary tax had they put forth some effort. I refuse to vote for lazy council members.

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lightswitch

Oct-31-13 11:01 PM

In an effort to pay Lee County Electric back for the customers who are having energy audits to cut electric kilowatt use to keep this 7% tax under control.

Councilman McGrail wants lights for bus stops. He want to have 2 electronic digital sign given(?) to the city by a company McGrail wants to create a pseudo private/city for profit corporation with. He owes LCEC kilowatt hours to pay for what they know is not good for their business. So Kev will transform the sign ordinance, give his or a family member Mc Grail Media, Inc. a boost and who knows maybe a city contract to distribute Lamar Industries electronic digital signs, bus stop shelters etc. I have no proof to this because it has not happened yet. However I am watching and so should the tax payers. The ones who are not dependent on a city check or contract to live.

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1sandy

Oct-31-13 11:31 PM

Haninginthere & lightswitch, two more rag liars.

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jr4623

Nov-01-13 12:23 PM

i got the first bill and the tax is much higher than the city tax estimator on the city website????????

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Lolita

Nov-01-13 2:05 PM

Swith: Naughty using innuendo to try to prove your case. Come up with real facts. and really, trying to predict the future for the Councilman and his family.

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Powergirl

Nov-01-13 2:41 PM

These are all very good questions! LCEC is required by law to collect the public service tax for the City of Cape Coral and does not receive any compensation for the collection, accounting or administration of the tax. These costs are part of the cost of doing business which is passed along to customers through electric rates (which LCEC has not raised in 5 years!). Unfortunately, the time for protesting this tax has passed because City Council has already approved the tax. If the tax is not paid as part of the electric bill the severance process will begin which means a late fee will be imposed and electric service will eventually be disconnected if the balance is not paid. LCEC is accountable for remitting a certain amount of collected taxes to the City each period so collecting the applicable taxes prevents the cost from being passed along to other customers. LCEC is not charging the City a bookkeeping fee and does not wish to be a tax collector but it is required by law.

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JJSully

Nov-01-13 3:44 PM

These new taxes were needed to free up money to pay pensions for the unions. The pension liability keeps climbing and additional funds had to be found. Do not be fooled by the capital improvements. the CM and his band of liars cannot be trusted. Take a look at who is suing the citizens for their Fire Tax. That will be money going straight into the unions pocket. Thank you tax payers, make sure you hug your fire hero today. Suckers.

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LynnRosko

Nov-01-13 4:28 PM

VOTE FOR SULLIVAN, LEETZ, HEADD AND WILLIAMS FOR A BALANCED COUNCIL ON NOV 5th

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Packer

Nov-01-13 6:38 PM

Gary I say protest it and refuse to pay it...

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Lolita

Nov-01-13 7:52 PM

Yes, I agree with Packer. Don't pay that portion, but I would invest in candles, etc. until you can pay to get your lights back on. At least it is starting to cool off and we can open the windows now.

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LynnRosko

Nov-02-13 6:19 AM

VOTE FOR SULLIVAN, LEETZ, HEADD AND WILLIAMS FOR BALANCE ON THE COUNCIL NOV 5th

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grabital

Nov-02-13 9:28 AM

How about giving them a accounting headache, add, say 7 cents more on the bill, thus causing a over payment and giving a credit for the next bill! Change the over payment monthly, then short the payment a few cents once in a while. Should be interesting!!!

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grabital

Nov-02-13 9:28 AM

How about giving them a accounting headache, add, say 7 cents more on the bill, thus causing a over payment and giving a credit for the next bill! Change the over payment monthly, then short the payment a few cents once in a while. Should be interesting!!!

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lightswitch

Nov-02-13 2:17 PM

jr4623 did you doubt for an instant that the city would LIE.

YOU SEE SULLIVAN AND LEETZ WERE THE ONLY TWO WHO WENT TO THE AID OF RESIDENTS AND CARED IF THEY KEEP THEIR HOMES AND LEFT THEM WITH EXPENDABLE INCOME.

CITY EMPLOYEES RECEIVED A REDUCTION IN MEDICAL INSURANCE< A 5% BONUS.

TELL US WHAT DID YOU RECEIVE jr4623?

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lightswitch

Nov-02-13 2:26 PM

Gary do not fight it in payment today. Vote the scum bag McGrail, out he put this and the fire assessment through,

The next election is 2015 the city backed council members fall off for term limit or come up for reelection.

Vote Carioscia. Erbrick, Nestor, McClain (self destructed), Donnell (turns into a pumpkin due to term limit), and cover his butt Szerlag will go on his own accord. McGrail I already addressed as a VOTE THE PIG out!

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lightswitch

Nov-02-13 2:32 PM

Everyone have their tax bill? Keep in mind "the cost of a pizza" McGrail the LYING pot belly pig! I apologize to the pigs and their pet owners for using them to describe this councilman. He has shown his credibility and truthfulness. Hopefully he is out of the picture when the sign deal comes around with LAMMAR INDUSTRIES sign and bus shelter manufacturer. Watch McGrail Media, Inc. a family affair with the city. VOTE THIS GUY OUT!

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Avatar

Nov-02-13 7:10 PM

It is clear this is an unnecessary tax. People must vote against McGrail, He is the problem.

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CapeCoralCuestions

Nov-02-13 9:00 PM

Don't blame the rest of us for YOUR laziness "Hanging in there". It is nobody's fault but your own if you refuse to change your thermostat, open your windows, hang your clothes on a line, end the use of TV in every room,light up your house inside and out like a castle very night. The new tax cost me and my friends between $6 and $9.

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LynnRosko

Nov-03-13 6:52 AM

VOTE FOR SULLIVAN, LEETZ. HEADD AND WILLIAMS FOR BALANCE ON THE COUNCIL NOV 5th

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Packer

Nov-03-13 7:13 AM

Vote for Sawicki, Burch, McGrail, and Leon for honesty and integrity.

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johngalt

Nov-03-13 7:49 AM

"Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." -Frederic Bastiat

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terrygolf1313

Nov-03-13 8:35 AM

this tax never sees the light of day,goes from tax payer pocket right into union pockets

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Packer

Nov-03-13 8:56 AM

Ferry gulp... Quantify that statement! Show us where that happens.

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LynnRosko

Nov-03-13 9:52 AM

VOTE FOR SULLIVAN, LEETZ. HEADD AND WILLIAMS FOR BALANCE ON THE COUNCIL NOV 5th

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LynnRosko

Nov-03-13 7:33 PM

Marni Sawicki likes to tax people but she did not pay her income taxes from 2009 in Aurora Ohio and they had to get a judgement against her in August of 2012. She still did not pay it until October 17,2013. Oh I know the excuse was that she never got the mail. Gee that was my accountants fault, Gee I was going thru a divorce. They sent the legal papers and notice of the judgement to the same address as is on all her Election papers as Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested! The only problem was she never accepted the mail! Yes it is true as I have all the Court papers as proof! What a joke!

VOTE FOR SULLIVAN, LEETZ, HEADD AND WILLIAMS ON NOV 5th FOR A BALANCED COUNCIL!

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