So I received my semiannual property tax bill in the mail yesterday, and as Amanda Yeager reports in this article (two Yeagers in a row! What can I say, I love people named after giant robots that hit monsters upside the head with supertankers!), the bill for God's Little Three-Tenths of an Acre on 6127 Orient Lane was hit with a Stormwater Management Fee (lovingly called by some a "rain tax") of $90. This is the first assessment of the SMF, as the article indicates.
And.....I have a sneaky feeling it may be the last one. At least in its current form. I believe the 2014 General Assembly is going to take to this so the David that is the Maryland Republican Party becomes bereft of the one stone in its slingshot. I don't know what will come out, hopefully something more fair and equitable so these GOP-led counties don't get to blow off their responsibility.
So if I lived on God's Little Quarter Acre, or less, I'd only be paying $45 in the fee. Well, what'cha gonna do? They had to draw the line somewhere.
The final word has been far from said regarding the fee, so I will stop here. But I am sure the tooth-gnashing and annoyance will be going strong for a week or two.
Happy Friday the 13th!!! And may the remainder of your Thursday carry no more scent than a warm biscuit.
And let's be careful out there.