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Old 03-20-2014, 08:25 AM
 
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Default Cape Coral Fire Assessment

The bill for the Assessment has been mailed. I was on City of Cape Coral > Home site and noticed that you may pay your fire assessment tax on line. I went to the end to see how much ours was, as we haven't received it yet. They also say you have 30 days to pay(don't know what the penalty is if you don't). I did a search, but I must have missed the information, if its posted. Is this an annual fee?
This tax is being contested and will he ruled on by the Fl. Supreme Court, its approved by the City but still being contested. So if you pay it, and the City losses its argument in Court do they return your money? How long do you think that appeal process would run, if they lost.
Not trying to make this a political forum.....just had some questions.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: massachusetts
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The bill for the Assessment has been mailed. I was on City of Cape Coral > Home site and noticed that you may pay your fire assessment tax on line. I went to the end to see how much ours was, as we haven't received it yet. They also say you have 30 days to pay(don't know what the penalty is if you don't). I did a search, but I must have missed the information, if its posted. Is this an annual fee?
This tax is being contested and will he ruled on by the Fl. Supreme Court, its approved by the City but still being contested. So if you pay it, and the City losses its argument in Court do they return your money? How long do you think that appeal process would run, if they lost.
Not trying to make this a political forum.....just had some questions.

I received mine for $62 for my vacant lots , I have not received for my house. I do think it is kinda funny that I have absolutely nothing on my vacant lot so Don't know why I would need fire assessment. I pay the city to keep it mowed so very little chance of a brush fire that couldn't be put out with a bucket of water. just another example of how the people who have no voice in local govt get stuck with the bill.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Wells, ME/Dorchester, MA/Cape Coral, FL
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$98.94 bill for our place in the NW.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:18 PM
 
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$106.20 for my place. Yes they will refund it if they lose on appeal. In fact they say it will cost the tax payer 140,000 to refund this corrupt tax if they loose on appeal. If they loose it should come out of there pockets instead of the tax payers pocket. What good is a cap on my taxes if they go around the system by adding taxes to my electric bill and now junk assessments.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:39 AM
 
Location: NJ and Florida
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I received mine for $62 for my vacant lots , I have not received for my house. I do think it is kinda funny that I have absolutely nothing on my vacant lot so Don't know why I would need fire assessment. I pay the city to keep it mowed so very little chance of a brush fire that couldn't be put out with a bucket of water. just another example of how the people who have no voice in local govt get stuck with the bill.
I just got my bill too. Can't understand how I need fire insurance on a vacant lot with no trees.

This is just another way for Cape Coral to pick our pockets. I can't even park a car on my vacant lot I own that is behind my home or I will get a summons . I was threatened of having my suv towed away if I park it on my lot . Cape Coral is becoming the gestapo who rob everyone of their rights and their money.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:29 PM
 
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I got mine for my home in the SW, $140.00. Not happy about it. In the 3yrs I've own a home here I'm seeing my taxes steadily rise. You would think with the real estate market picking up; taxes would stabilize.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:56 AM
 
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We need to elect officals that will spend the money wisely and not tax us to death. Simply put your vote counts on who is put into office running this city. this and attendance to the City/townhall public meetings making your voice heard is another way to change the mentality of the city council. By the way my bill was $98.94 and I've owned this house less than a year. ;(
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:35 AM
 
Location: massachusetts
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I think it was said before this group was elected that they were very Union friendly and the last group was always at odds with the police and fire unions. The problem is the Police, Fire, city workers, teachers and their friends and families all vote in large numbers. good luck getting a pro union council out.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:08 PM
 
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This town will just keep jacking taxes up in till everyone starts to stop paying them. Because they can't afford them. Then maybe they will be forced to file bankruptcy and bust up this union high cost to the tax payer. These groups are going to be in for a rude surprise when they go to retire and there is no money to pay them.
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:59 PM
 
Location: NJ and Florida
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If the Cape wins the case and it stands as legal this fire tax, then we are opened to all kind of taxes including police protection, parks, roads and anything else they can think of in their ivory towers to impose on the people.

We are very vulnerable to those who think the people can afford big government taxing and of course there is plenty of waste. Government keeps growing and the peoples' paychecks of what they keep continues to shrink. Less buying power to keep the economy strong.

Problem with government , they don't have a bottom line. They can just tax the people more.
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