With the City of Bicknell looking or planning to add another charge of about $8.50 to the people of Bicknell’s monthly burden for living here for storm sewers.
Storm sewers fee? I predicted this would happen a couple of years ago.
Anyway this is simply the first step by the city to pick the pockets of the people living in Bicknell once again; the second step will be to get into the cash register of all the local business. I predict that soon they will be talking about a storm water runoff fee most likely figured by square footage of the roofs and their parking lots; the fee will use the square footage multiplied by some made up dollar figure to arrive at the maximum payment due monthly to cover whatever over spending that they are planning.
Why the ‘people elected’ cannot find a way to do anything without adding one fee or tax after another is beyond my comprehension, these people should be working to help the people of Bicknell but instead they pick the Bicknell residents pockets every year since I’ve been paying attention to the city’s politics. It always seems like they are always busy trying to keep themselves in office.
It’s like a never ending battle with few victories, in most cases the mayors and council members have made up their minds well before the council meetings where they suggest that we put in our two cents so they usually load up the council chamber with their cronies or use an angry mayor to drown out those with different opinions.
In other words once these people are elected they look around at Indianapolis or Vincennes to see how they robbed the people then they attempt to do the same, this is how I knew that they would be trying to sat a monthly fee for storm water and it is also how I know that before the election they will be attempting to collect even more from businesses, they feel that all business people are loaded with money and they believe that they can pay and pay and pay; none of the city politicians understand business just like they don’t understand that people will move because of these excess costs.
I’m running for Bicknell mayor and if the people of Bicknell are fed up with this nonsense and elect me I will repeal all of these burdens from the pocket books of the people of Bicknell; I understand that the only thing that can produce enough revenue to reduce the cost of living in Bicknell and the only thing that will increase cash to maintain the roads, sidewalks, waste water, storm water and paychecks is a larger population; to get this population we must reduce the cost of living here; so I’ll begin with sewer, water and tax costs along with the understanding that it is impossible to run a town on grants alone it also takes planning, budgeting and action based on the needs of the people and the town.
John R. Stanczak