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Why?

July 13, 2013

We were just able to pay our Lycoming County Real Estate Taxes and as I was preparing the check and envelope for mailing it, I realized that the mailing address was Wellsboro, Pa....

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VXerick

Jul-15-13 12:18 PM

There is an explanation. It's the progressive way.... no borders. If we're to have open borders betweeen Mexico and the USA, why not between Lycoming and Tioga Counties? No more local jurisdictions. In essence, the Feds get to control everything.

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wwhickok

Jul-15-13 9:55 AM

You answered your own question in your own letter. Why? The Politicians in Williamsport have no interest in REALLY improving the employment issues here in Williamsport, they make claims about how great our economy here is but they outsource EVERYTHING! They pay people to do research about research for things they want to research and possibly do. They spend more money doing nothing than they do time doing anything.

It doesn't save us anything, it costs us more.

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CarlHiller

Jul-14-13 6:52 AM

enigma - You think too much like a politician. "Let's waste a bunch of money hiring someone local to sit idle most of the time". For one, it could be filled by a part-time position if that is what is needed, or it could be a dual role position. second, the money we spend to hire an outside entity does nothing to enhance the local economy, it is money that is sent to the economy of the outside area. The money we pay a local worker generally stays in the local economy having a beneficial effect on that economy. That workers wages are taxed here, they spend the majority of their wages at business in the area, etc. Like I said before some things should be privatized, others should not.

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Brew4U

Jul-13-13 2:44 PM

Why ? Because there is no money left in Williamsport for anything Bozo Campana and the Clowns of City Council blew it all.

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enigma

Jul-13-13 1:21 PM

Let's waste a bunch of money hiring someone local to sit idle most of the time, rather than paying a small fee to some company to process these payments. While we're at it, maybe we should heat the courthouse with hundred dollar bills rather than buying heating oil from Saudi Arabia. Why don't people think before they whine?

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MrShaman

Jul-13-13 8:11 AM

"Can the residents here have a say in the policies where you live?" - CMReeder

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Hmmmmmmmmm....consistency! What a "unique"-concept!!

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CaveFelem

Jul-13-13 6:51 AM

Are you mailing the payment to a bank? If so, if there's a branch of that bank here in Williamsport, you should be able to go there and pay in person.

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CarlHiller

Jul-13-13 6:48 AM

There are some government services that should be privatized, like the sale of liquor and there are some that never should be, like tax collections.

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CarlHiller

Jul-13-13 6:39 AM

It's simply privatization of a public service designed to supposedly save taxpayers money yet rarely does.

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