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Moundsville Mulls Uses for Home Rule

Sales Taxes, Building Demolition Among Ideas

March 16, 2014

MOUNDSVILLE — A half-percent sales tax and the ability to better deal with dilapidated buildings highlight some of the proposals Moundsville will seek to enact if admitted as one of West Virginia’s......

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dyingov

Mar-16-14 4:14 PM

Local, State and Federal goberment spent 6.2 trillion dollars in 2013 and the average worker wage was $42,500 for the 145 million Americans that work! Goberment spending was $42,200 for each and every worker! How can we continue down that path? Someone please explain! LOL

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dyingov

Mar-16-14 4:06 PM

looked a lot like the one I posted at 1:02 on the story about B&O taxes in Wheeling! LOL

Maybe it's just two superior minds at work!

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DinoCrocetti

Mar-16-14 3:34 PM

DYING: Dino, Site your source for the 1:11 post! LOL WHICH ONE? I MADE 3 OR 4 OBVIOUS OBSERVATIONS. YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO GO TO COLLEGE TO GET A GOOD JOB IN OV IN THE LATE 60'S-70'S. THE PICTURES SHOW THEY ARE OLD. THE FACT SOME GOT ELECTED PROVES THERE WAS NO COMPETITION. I PROBABLY COULD MENTION "CROOKED" BUSINESS MEN ALONG WITH TEACHERS AND LAWYERS IN STATE GOVT. LOL

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dyingov

Mar-16-14 3:02 PM

uncommon, I think they are on that path!

Moundsville, WV

1960 population 15,163 2010 population 9,318

All from 2010 census: House value-$73,000 Poverty-18.4% Median income-$33,694 Bachelor Degree-10.5%

And the assessor in Marshall County claimed that home values were increasing by 10% (mo tax collections).

So Moundsville is losing population and the budget is increasing by 6%! And the beat goes on....

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Mar-16-14 2:44 PM

Yet ANOTHER pack of air head progressives that think they can TAX their way to prosperity!!!!

Another Detroit in the making!!!

Time for everyone to move out of these progressive controlled towns and let them wither and die!!!

Soon the ONLY residents left will be those who don't work and they will have the drug infested welfare town they want!!!!

FOOLS!

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dyingov

Mar-16-14 2:09 PM

dino, Site your source for the 1:11 post! LOL

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wvhoopie2

Mar-16-14 1:23 PM

HOME RULE IS FOR THE SPECIAL INTEREST and not the local person. Who do you think puts the pressure on the local officals? The ones from Charleston now they get the blame the locals for incresing taxes.

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DinoCrocetti

Mar-16-14 1:11 PM

Hoopie: "Most members of city and county councils only have a high school education." AS OPPOSSED TO THE STATE BEING RUN BY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND LAWYERS? WHILE NOT A STELLER GROUP ON COUNCIL, THESE PEOPLE GREW UP IN A TIME WHEN COLLEGE EDUCATIONS WEREN'T EASY TO GET. WHAT IS SAD IS THEY RUN VIRTUALLY UNOPPOSED AND AGAINST OTHER MIDDLE AGED OR OLDER PEOPLE......AS FOR HOME RULE, IT SEEMS TO ONLY BE TO THE ADVANTAGE OF THOSE CITIZENS LIVING BY A RUNDOWN BUILDING.

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DisplacedWVian

Mar-16-14 12:54 PM

Yep Cal: I'd like to take a ride in my wayback machine to a point in time in one of our 57 states to when our elected officials showed some R-S-P-E-C-T for the office they hold and the constituents that they represent.

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mkhunt

Mar-16-14 12:53 PM

This all happened in Europe..the place people fled to come to America..every remove of power from the people, increase of taxes and denigration of the individual and his right to his HOME should be met with firm resolve to not give up rights and freedom. (Home Rule is a joke just like HOMELAND SECURITY)

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wvhoopie2

Mar-16-14 12:42 PM

How many cities trying for HOME RULE are getting together to come up with ideas so they can establish a lot of rules they can draw from thanks to a organize effort? Why shouldn’t the citizens get to vote on HOME RULE? They have no lobbyist and would vote for smaller government and less taxes.

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wvhoopie2

Mar-16-14 12:41 PM

Could the definition of HOME RULE be the ability of the local government to tax and give tax breaks to special interest and increase the size of local government?

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wvhoopie2

Mar-16-14 12:17 PM

City's retail businesses could support a small increase in sales tax but I alwys though it was the customer (citizen) who had to pay the tax. But, if their B&O is cut that is pure profit. HOME RULE keeps on giving to special interest

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wvhoopie2

Mar-16-14 12:00 PM

The taxpayer has no money or jobs to fix up their houses. If government had to live like the citizens they would be complaining about how their city building looked and the police and fire would be complaining about their old vehicles. But, today tell you children to grow up and be a government workers or politician.

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wvhoopie2

Mar-16-14 11:55 AM

Most members of city and county councils only have a high school education. That is why the State should control the local level. Their first idea are taxes and fees under HOME RULE and then expand government. Sorry to say their abilities are limited and should be controlled by the State for the good of the citizens.

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caltransplant

Mar-16-14 11:55 AM

Displaced... clothing...really? There's a reason it was called "Fool's Parade". Climb into your "wayback machine" while the rest of us get on with our lives.

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dyingov

Mar-16-14 11:49 AM

Why should the good people of Moundsville pay an extra sales tax so the city can tear down buildings? Raze the house and sell the lot, the sale will more than pay for the demolition!

When you have local elected people spending millions, state elected people spending billions and federal elected people spending trillions! At the end of the day we get screwed!

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DisplacedWVian

Mar-16-14 11:24 AM

Nice to see that the bald guy dressed in his best thermal underwear for the meetin'.

Go back an look at old pictures of how ordinary people dressed when they went out in public during the depression era of the 1930's and juxtapose that against how our modern day "elected officials" show up for business meetings.

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DisplacedWVian

Mar-16-14 11:15 AM

eliminating

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DisplacedWVian

Mar-16-14 11:14 AM

Tax increases and elimination blight. That's the same sort of thing they talk about in Detroit.....

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DinoCrocetti

Mar-16-14 10:57 AM

Is the Moundsville Police force still keeping the Speedway Gas Station in Glen Dale well protected late at night?

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mikeyd

Mar-16-14 10:44 AM

building owners should be made to tear down their own buildings.city officials without balls.how about tightening your belts before raising taxes?city officials without brains.

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dyingov

Mar-16-14 10:06 AM

First thing on the agenda a increase in taxes! Funny stuff!

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