Don't raise county taxes for maintenance work

newsroom@islandpacket.comMarch 20, 2014 

With respect to the proposed 1 percent sales tax increases, we now learn that one of the options "would pay for specific capital improvements throughout the county" and later, "pay for smaller capital projects such as fixing potholes or cleaning drainage ditches, as they arise."

Where I come from, such line items are normal maintenance, not capital in nature. Either customary accounting practices are being torqued out of shape or we have some pretty confused thinking underlying this asserted need for more tax revenue. A line-by-line review will be important.

Charles P. Duvall

Hilton Head Island

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