Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Carolina
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nez... Also, on the recycling fee. In all that time you didn't drink any beer or soft drinks out of cans or bottles, or read any newspapers or magazines. And if you did, what did you do with these? Everywhere, cities are trying to recycle as much of the trash as possible, but generally, these operations are not completely selfsustaining, so typically there are recycling fees. Since you say that you didn't have (or elected not to use) the recycling bins, you shouldn't have to pay a recycling fee like the citizens of New Bern do. If you didn't recycle anything, it obviously went into the trash and wound up in the landfill, which is a major problem and the driver to recycle. Would you have felt better if they called it a landfill fee? Also, assuming you didn't flush overboard, each day you used the water, shower, and sewage facilities. Just where do does this go and how is it treated? And how is it paid for?
You lived on your boat for approximately 5 months or 150 days, so for your $134, your use taxes for all the services I mentioned and more comes to a little less than $1 per day..something to really bitch about. And you activiely try to hurt the local economy, which you found interesting enough in the past that you visited how many times...20 or so? Because of your posting, there will be some that will bypass New Bern, and it's too bad. It, like many other places along the waterways, is an interesting place.
Now, as to using facilities, my boat (not at New Bern) stays at a marina and I am only aboard a few days each month...say 6 days a month maximum. So I pay property taxes on it just like you should have, but assuming the boat was the same value as yours, then over five months, it's used 30 days instead of your 150 days. So, as a local, I pay roughly 5 times more for the same services as you did...but that's fair isn't it?
Early on, you said that you paid property taxes in MD, but I have a boat registered in MD. MD gives favored treatment to boats and boats are not assessed an annual property tax.
Nez....I think you owe the people of New Bern, in particular, and the users of this forum an apology. But that will never happen will it?.....So where are you freeloading now?