Building repairs drive up taxes

If not, we risk it breaking and that could cause even more issues or cost more due to and emergency repair

Our town was founded over one hundred years ago and many of the old buildings are in disrepair. Residents are constantly complaining about the fact that our city hall building seems to be let go and often times seems to be falling apart. It is, in fact, in desperate need of many upgrades yet the town council says that they can do nothing about it. I work for the town as an accountant and I can fully understand both sides of this argument. On the one side, that of the residents, I can understand because I too would like to see the town hall restored to its former glory. It was designed by immigrants who settled in the area and the craftsmanship is unheard of this day in age. The main problem with repairing or upgrading is the fact that finding someone to do the work is nearly impossible. On the side of the town board, there is a much more serious matter that would impact the residents greatly. At the very mention of increasing taxes everyone starts to scream. In order to make the repairs we would need to increase the taxes that residents pay and they just don’t get it. Take the failing boiler in the basement of the building, it really needs to be replaced. If not, we risk it breaking and that could cause even more issues or cost more due to and emergency repair. When the board voted to start looking into the replacement they found that it would add over ten thousand dollars to our annual budget. We simply have no choice but to increase taxes to afford that much of an increase. Other repairs can wait but this one is important to the well being of the building and the people who work there.

 

 

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