4248;935428]I have no way of doing it myself -
but many believe if everyone on both sides of the majority of the issues posted on the "Lancaster" thread stops and looks -
the Major reoccurring glue that bonds thousands of posts -
well over $30MILLION dollars in debated tax dollar expenditures -
Debated IDA give aways that also spent tax dollars while forgiving taxes and debts owed -
decisions that lost tax revenue which most likely added over a few MILLION to the home owners taxes unnecessarily -
millions of tax dollars spent to upgrade water,sewer lines and roads in build able areas, while ignoring all but emergency repairs in the rest of the Town/Village.
[COLOR=#0000ff]Quote from Wikipedia,
"The small town identity which Lancaster once held is now changing because of the rapid town growth, a rarity in a county and region that has seen rapid population decline. Subdivisions are slowly beginning to take over the town. Residents are somewhat upset over this. Sewage and flooding issues are plaguing residents of the town and village because of the high number of growing subdivisions."
There is a glue that binds most if not all of these debates - there is one binding undeniable fact - those who helped create most of these issues were well known "Party Players" and some of the elected ones are retiring with lucrative pensions enhanced by tax dollars - life time health care funded by tax dollars - Many of those who supported them have been rewarded with tax funded patronage jobs in our school system - Parks Department - Highway Department - Town Hall.