Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Capitalizing the Neighborhood

The Mundy Township Residents fund high paying Township Positions, wherein the local police department administrative supervisors average around 60 thousand dollars in annual salary not including the 25 percent override to cover the Beneficiary, Federal and State Wage Tax costs.

The Township Board Officers, the Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and the appointed Finance Director cost the Township Citizens a little over six digits a year per official.

A Township of approximately 15,000 Citizens funds nearly six million dollars a year, where in 2.4 millions covers the expense of the local government unit's public safety office. 

100 vocal Taxpaying Citizens show at a Township Board Meeting clamoring for expending 2 million a year for the local police unit, and they claim it is a victory.  What happened to self reliance? Why does the Township need to redistribute 2 million dollars per annum of private wealth to fund a local public safety patrol?

Do the Township Citizens comprehend that they are accrued in the Township Budget as a Capitalized Human Resource?  Page six of the Mundy Township Budget for fiscal year 2012.

The Township Citizens private wealth funds a local assessor for over 200 thousand dollars per annum to treat their private property as a Public Service Business.  This improperly moved fiscal assessment provides 44 percent of the current operating budget for the Township Board to fund the Charter Township’s operating expenses.

What few understand is that 72 percent of the six millions expended annually cover the working capital expenses of the public sector civil servants! The residual, 28 percent trickles down to cover the beneficiary services, such as paying the street lighting electrical bill.

It would be a practical matter, and fiscally conservative to terminate the charter township charter, sit as a general law township, and outsource ”Services” to private contractors, inclusive of the street lightening.  Then inquire of the Township Assessor how it justifies putting private property on the assessment roll as if one’s home is a Public Service Business.  Why that question?  Well Direct Taxation is the inclusive and exclusive legislative authority of the Federal Congress.

Taxation of Private Real Property and improvements situated thereon is a Direct Tax, which raises the question how the highly paid Township Supervisor may authenticate the putting of all private homes on the Tax Rolls in Mundy.  To paraphrase Mel Brooks from Blazing Saddles does the Township board need to capture 44 percent of its revenue from improperly assessing its fiscal authority to fund their “Publically Funded Jobs”?

Here is the link below to the Mundy Charter Township Budget.  The fiscal expenditures are the story that apparently is unknown to Township Citizens who are the Capitalized Human Resource that funds this tax and spend political operation standing as the Chartered Mundy Township in Genessee County Michigan.

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