Not from Mt. Pleasant? Your tax bill should be double!

In a new Change.org petition, some of the members of The Saving Shem Creek page are trying to assert that locals who have owned their homes for many years should have much lower tax bills than newbies (“come latelys” as they sometimes call it).

This is taken directly off their petition:
“The longtime resident’s taxes will decrease and the more recent resident’s taxes will generally increase to compensate. THIS WILL KEEP OVER-DEVELOPMENT IN CHECK.”

This means that the average homeowner in Mt. Pleasant would see their tax bill potentially double while the “local-yocal” gets themselves a big tax break that could be thousands of dollars per year.

Granted: This has almost no chance of happening. But, it does show you how they think.

The Saving Shem Creek People are now trying to start a petition that would allow LONG-TERM RESIDENTS of Mt. Pleasant to pay property taxes at the rate of what they paid for the property (re: $50k 30 years ago) verses what a neighbor would pay for that same property if purchased today ($550k). To counteract the loss of revenue, they would suggest raising the millage rate, thus creating a newbie tax. The local-yocals would pay 1/2 or 1/3 of their current tax bill rate and new people would pay double. I’ve told you that these people (the core group) have a hidden agenda and now it’s coming out. An elite (but vocal) few of them think they have a higher rank in society than the rest of us and believe their tenure allows them both control and financial benefit. Yuk!

Nazi HOA’s create tension in Mt. Pleasant Communities.

Here’s an exchange from a Mt. Pleasant community discussing their stupid Trash Cans. Wonder where the sense of community went in our Nation? It went the way of some Nazi HOA manager who is power hungry sending out fines, walking the neighborhood with clipboards, sending owners time-date stamped photos of their trash can staying out past dinner. This is what creates the real wars between neighbors and it should be outlawed not just locally, but by our state as a form of Harrassment. This exchange is regarding whether a trash can should sit next to a garage or behind the fence. (Below audio widget and photos):

What’s even more amazing is that a Board of a Home Owners’ Association would start policing the city trash cans of residents that are sitting next to garages given the 7 porta-potties and 6 dumpsters that are in the community. One lot even has a broken desk chair sitting idle.

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Just to point out….my cans are stored behind my fence…..sorry if I get home late for work and miss the bullsh*t window to pull them back….whoever is monitoring better provide date/time stamped photos if I fall outside of the pullback window. …
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Dana

Additionally if I wasn’t following the rules I can accept the fine….but I am and I don’t appreciate this harassment.
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Blake

We received one as well. Looking forward to the appeal meeting on Thursday.
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Scott
Wasn’t aware of an appeal meeting. ..I don’t get home till 8 so I won’t make it…but let me know if I have to contact my attorney.
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Scott

Heading to the pool now if anyone wants to discuss. …I’ll be the bald angry guy :)
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ASHLEY

We’ll be there on Thursday too… Apparently the warning notice was sent to us before we even owned the house or had trash cans!!!
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Dana

I received the same one. I never got a warning letter and I also keep my garbage cans behind my fence. I work late hours too and sometimes don’t get home until 10pm. I understand the rule if someone … View more
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DAVID

#SoStupid
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Geoff

I’ll be there. I received a fine informing me that I had received a prior warning. Not true – no prior warning. In fact, I had informed them that I was building a pool and a fence for the cans (and received permission, a temporary situation that is now remedied). I called upon receiving the letter two weeks ago and they have been unresponsive.
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Scott

Oh snap!
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DANNY

Is there a meeting on Thursday? I have never been able to make any of them and would like to come if there is. Thank you.
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DAVID

I got one too. No warning. I did leave it out for multiple days while I had surgery. They smell great in my garage right now so I wish I had moved them sooner!
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BRYAN

This is the HOA trying to be bullies. A few neighbors who love to control everything always live in each neighborhood. We are doing just find without their nosy, uninvited need to find something to … View more
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BRYAN

My suggestion is that we all leave this HOA Nazi controlled Next Door App and move to a Facebook page I’ve created where we can freely share information and follow details that is not controlled by some anointed-one at the HOA. https://www.facebook.com/watermarksubdiv…
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Stephanie

Hello- I’m on the board and invite anyone who wants to drop by and meet me to PM me. We are hardly Nazis, I promise, and are happy to discuss any topic on a one off basis.
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BRYAN

If you’re on the board, then I suggest you lead the cause that they stop harassing people in here within a year of this being taken over by homeowners for trashcans next to fences behind homes. The … View more
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BRIDGETTE

Brian and others who are referring to the HOA as “Nazi” controlled, I would suggest you consider your extremely derogatory language on a public forum. That term has no business in comparing our fellow neighbors regardless of your views of the HOA enforcement.
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DANNY

Your comment comparing the HOA to Nazis is repulsive. As I recall, the Nazis brutally murdered 6 million human beings.
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SCOTT

Let’s refrain from name calling. But I think emotions are running high. I am guilty of that as well at times. It’s worth a fair dialog. The fact that a hostile environment is being created needs to be addressed. It should start and end with community leadership. We are neighbors. Let’s not forget this.
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BRIDGET

Brian – what statistical data do you base your comment on “that the vast majority of in here on not concerned with this matter”?? I wasn’t provided a survey.

I am fully in favor of the trash can … View more
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SCOTT

Bridget everything you are saying makes sense. ..what doesn’t is putting a monetary fine on something that could be addressed with a note or a post here. Especially for people who may simply forget … View more
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STEPHANIE

I would love to have a discussion about how these topics came to be (a whole lot of complaints) and the solutions we developed as a community (which we discussed during our last two public community … View more
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BRIDGET

Scott – I completely agree with you. The fines should definitely be for those that choose to never bring their trash cans back, not a hard set curfew of dinner time!
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DANNY

Bryan, I find your comments about trash cans interesting…in the 7 months I’ve lived in the neighborhood, your trashcan has had a permanent residence at the edge of the alley(as you call it). It’s funny now that this issue is coming to a head you finally moved your trash can up beside your garage. Really?
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SCOTT

Look if certain individuals pile up complaints then sure send a notice. But as I am reading this letter I see something may or may not have happened in May but I get a letter on July 15 saying that … View more
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LAURA

What’s the date of the violations?
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SCOTT

“On or about May 1st”
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DANNY

I believe that much if the anger behind these comments revolve around the fact that the letters were sent out stating that a warning was given (even when it wasn’t),people didn’t comply (even when … View more
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SCOTT

Agreed. We don’t want to become on of “those” neighborhoods.
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Bryan

Danny. I find it wonderful that you have time to watch my trashcan. I”m sorry – I have a life, a family, kids and a career. Yes, my trash can has spent a lot of time out by the trash in the alley … View more

Stephanie: This is not a dictatorship and we shouldn’t have to appeal about a trash can in an alley: PERIOD. That’s what ruins neighborhoods. And, I can’t speak for everyone else, but I suppose many people are traveling with family and careers than spending time at HOA meetings discussing trash cans. Clearly people are upset by this and the HOA should back off.

Bridgette – to your concerns: I use a shredder so I am not concerned with identity theft. I have had no animal issues. I have had contractors blocking my alley issues repeatedly, but we’ve tried to be accepting and let that pass. Asthetics: Alleys are not for driving through the community; they are for service access to garages, utilities, etc. The streets and “viewing a can from the street” – I agree (although fines at this stage are out of place), but not the alleys.