Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: It’s getting too costly to live here

As we homeowners all did, I just received my onerous school-tax bill, which is up by hundreds of dollars to pay for the new high school. It has nearly reached the point of having a permanent second mortgage on one’s house, meaning that homeowners really never own their houses.

Then I noticed the supplemental property-tax rebate claim form and briefly got excited, figuring that finally we could get some relief. But the threshold of eligibility is set so low that it obviously is useless to most homeowners in this area.

Unlike the state income and sales taxes, which stay the same for many years and require major legislative approval, the school boards have way too much freedom to jab taxpayers as they wish.

This is one reason I will soon move out of this area.

James Steamer

State College