Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Commissioners approve increased conveyance tax

The Lucas County Commissioners voted today to approve the increase in conveyance fees - the tax applied to the sale of a home within the county.

As announced in his press release, Comm. Ben Konop voted no. Commissioners Tina Skeldon Wozniak and Pete Gerken voted yes.

The resolution was to dedicate the funding from the increased tax to the operations of the Lucas County Improvement Corporation. (Background on the issue, on chronological order is here, here, here, and here.

However, in a walk-on resolution, the Commissioners voted to allocate $150,000 from Economic Development Funds in 2009 for the Toledo-Lucas County Housing Fund. Wozniak and Gerken voted yes. Konop voted no.

This means that everyone who wanted money from the taxpayers is a bit happier - and people who want to sell a home in this already depressed market will have additional costs. And this is supposed to help.

3 comments:

Carol said...

And Tina's decision to follow Pete into the fires of hell is surprising because .... ?

It's not. And it was never going to be a surprise.

Once again, because of a horrible economy and an exodus of population, the residents are going to get hit with yet another increase in a government imposed fee.

How quaint.

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

While I can't help but agree that the conveyance tax increase is a travesty, I likewise can't help but feel that those attempting to escape Lucas County will be more than willing to pay a bit more for their "letters of transit" and escape this Hogan's Heroes version of Casablanca.

navyvet said...

Any politico that votes to raise taxes/fees in this economy should resign in shame....or be forced to get life in front of a firing squad under a cold shower!

Their crime you ask? Being stuck on stupid.

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