Now that the majority of our elected representatives have voted to push ahead with the building of an on-land sewage treatment facility, I would ask that each of them commit the following.
First that all costs associated with the building and operation of this new facility be passed on to taxpayers as an identified line item on their property taxes.
Secondly, that each municipality agrees to prepare a document outlining the various options to pay for sewage treatment. This should include options that range from simply raising property taxes to options that would see reductions to current service costs until a break even point is reached.
Finally these options should be sent out to all residents in each municipality with the option receiving the greatest number of votes being implemented.