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Sunday, April 23, 2017

County Councilman Dodd Asks

Larry Dodd, Wicomico County Councilman
10 hrs ·

Question to County home owners. Do you want to be annexed into the City of Salisbury or any municipality for water and sewer services if several lots around you have a failing septic system?

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh hell no!

Either the homeowners need to pay to fix their systems or condemn their properties.

Anonymous said...

put in a new drain field. Double your taxes for what?

Anonymous said...

no, never, are you out of your mind?.....

Anonymous said...

The cost projections will tell. I'll get back to you.

Anonymous said...

What tire ?

Anonymous said...

NO, but i'm sure the city will still try... It is all about money and taking it from you... And those of you who think this is a good idea and would say yes, you better think long and hard, when your house is taken from you, becasue you can't pay a sewer or water bill... And those who think it won't or can't happen, ask those who HAVE HAD it happen... Hell they even had to pass a law to make sure people at least get a year to pay it off before their house is seized... And do you want your house to be seized over a 200 dollar water bill when your house is paid off and cost 200k or more??? And remember, the logic behind this would be, you can't be clean or sanitary without water or sewer, so your house gets condemned...

Anonymous said...

HELL NO!

Anonymous said...

NO!
I selected my residence in the county knowing how messed up the city already was. I wouldn't do it with a permanent city tax exemption and free water and sewer...which is what I have now! The people, politics, freeloaders, and dumbocrats can keep the place for themselves!

Anonymous said...

How is a failing septic tank near my home make my water coming from a 275' well bad?

Anonymous said...

Those living in the pine bluff, and surrounding area behind SU have benefited for decades receiving city services but no city taxes so what exactly is being proposed??

Anonymous said...

No. It can be done as a water/sewer district agreement without annexation.

Anonymous said...

The Hunting Park area has water and seeer through an agreement. They pay an up charge for the service, but remain non-municipal county residents. It can be an excellent solution.

Anonymous said...

NO

Anonymous said...

you must have lost your mind if you think anyone wants that.

Anonymous said...

1:23 PM Benefited? They pay their water and sewer bills just like everyone else does. What other city services are they getting that they are not paying for?

Maybe Dodd should do some research on all those people were FORCED to go on city services and pay THOUSANDS for it when their neighbors wells were contaminated. Why is he asking such a stupid question on a blog. Those who were FORCED into it had an opinion against it and that didn't matter.

Anonymous said...

No. Moved out of the city to avoid paying the city taxes. If mine fails, I'll have it fixed, thank you.

Anonymous said...

That's an open ended question for sure. If you're in a soil area where failure is a given then that's possibly an answer, but running sewer and water simply opens the possibility of multi unit developments/ more Apts/ Sect 8 housing, and many other dense development that would spoil the neighborhood. Gov't ideals seems to always favor the wrong side in the end!

Anonymous said...

the government will take over under the guise that they know better. All they need is one of their buddies to give a bogus report on it in favor of it and it will be a done deal.

they did it in fruitland and since according to Dodd " they are discussing it ", meaning they are about to take your rights and money away from you.

what you think is meaningless

Anonymous said...

Hell no! I moved out into the county for avoid the city and all its problems.

Anonymous said...

More properyy for the gilkersons to snatch up .

Anonymous said...

More OVERFLOWS of the citys sewers ? think of it.

Anonymous said...

No sir.

My well failed last month. Got a new well, new well pump, and it only set me back 4k from Daisy's.

Anonymous said...

Hey Larry i bet you have septic and water drilling friends ? and your looking for a kick back Hmmmmmm ?
good ole boy.

Anonymous said...

I friends who live who live on Pemberton Drive in Salisbury. When they moved to their home in the nineties, they were outside of city limits. They built a development behind them and incorporated their property into city limits. When their Septic needed some work, they were told they had no choice but to go on city water and sewer. They have no city services, but have to now pay for the connection and installation and they have a perfectly good well and will now be pay for water probably drawing from the same aquifer to the city of Salisbury. They know people are living out of the county to avoid the City taxes and fees. But eventually the city will come and annex your property. I worry about this now. I live West of Salisbury near Hebron. They have already annexed the some areas at the Westwood Development on Naylor Mill road. I believe they are expanding, not for progress, but for revenue purposes!

Anonymous said...

Never ever, no way, not until Salisbury gets some grown up leadership that establishes a track record of significantly improved infrastructure, a model of crime reduction that would be the envy of cities throughout the country, and rids itself of public figures who can't speak good English, don't demonstrate an intelligence level below moron, and take an active interest in improving the lifestyle of all residents. Maybe, MAYBE, then.

Anonymous said...

Just another reason why my family are preparing to list our house in 7 days!!! Delaware here we come! The city of Salisbury is the a##hole of the earth I will leave my home state & our forever home with a smile on my face!

Anonymous said...

NOT NO!! HELL NO!!
Fix the failing systems. Cost Benefit in doing so.

Anonymous said...

No !!!! Salisbury needs to clean up their district boundaries instead of this piece mill crap they have now. You have roads that one block is in and the next block is out, the next in it's ridiculous. All for the money that's why they​ did it, the area of the bypass by Naylor Mill business tax dollars. Now they want to go after developments. This also makes a problem for fire and ambulance service and Salisbury traveling thru other fire districts to get to these areas well outside the city limits.

Anonymous said...

I live outside the city and have public sewer from by the city, I just pay higher rates then the property taxes.

Anonymous said...

I left when jake fake day got elected.

Anonymous said...

Water should be FREE.

Anonymous said...

WHY so much ? most wells only need the pump replaced $200 unless your well collapsed in on its self? my bet is u got ripped off by the Good ole eastern shore BOYS.

Anonymous said...

Y U P

Anonymous said...

Let me make this clear, ".............um, HELL NO !!!!!! No I'll move bafore I am annexed into that cesspool.

Anonymous said...

I don't even wants to live in Wicomico County.

Anonymous said...

I think you're Nuts to even ask such a ? !!
Of course not Mr. Dodd----I live in the
County because I don't like City taxes,
like all County residents.

Anonymous said...

3:38 PM learn to read, he had to have a new well dug. But thanks for your arm chair advice. You weren't there. You have no clue.

Anonymous said...

The City of Salisbury is a failing septic system.
Why would I want to pay them to screw up?

Anonymous said...

Dodd's relevance is in doubt. If you check his official page there are no comments on his posts and only 553 likes.

Anonymous said...

How does a well Fail ? its a HOLE ....did the water table drop ?

Anonymous said...

Larry it's clear no body wants any thing to do with the city. Kinda like the fire agreement the county needs to grow up and stop funding the city and wasting our taxes. Cut the city and own the county instead of fake day pimping the county . This is really getting old the city gets more and more from the county every year and you all keep giving in . Why do you all run for your positions just to get walked on by the city of Salisbury. Cut ties with them and do us a favor .

Anonymous said...

Lol!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey Larry i bet you have septic and water drilling friends ? and your looking for a kick back Hmmmmmm ?
good ole boy.

April 19, 2017 at 1:56 PM

You obviously don't know what's going on because of this stupid remark! Are you watching the County Council meetings? Are you paying attention? Obviously not.

This has nothing to do with sewer and water drilling because that is not the options. Quit making stupid comments.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
NOT NO!! HELL NO!!
Fix the failing systems. Cost Benefit in doing so.

April 19, 2017 at 3:04 PM

It's not up to the county to fix YOUR failing septic system. Since there is a high probability that you won't have a septic system then you can't live in your house. There are options on the table and I believe Mr. Dodd wants to know if you really want to be annexed into the city because it sounds like there are not many options and it comes at a cost. Mr. Dodd's question does not indicate that he thinks annexation just for water and sewer is an option. If you were at the county council meeting or watched it on TV then you will see that there was a long discussion and the Executives Office, his staff and Pete Bozick is pushing for the city annexation into those areas. Apparently Jake Day told Bob Culver that the city would not supply water and sewer into those areas unless they are annexed.

Anonymous said...

I just looked at a map of the city and there seems to be a lot of area that are clearly exempt from the city limits that I would consider city. One area that sticks out is the all the car dealerships on Rt 13.
I guess I don't understand the idea if you are receiving city water,sewer etc., then why you are not paying city taxes? Honestly, it makes no sense.

Anonymous said...

Is this a joke or did dodd skip his meds?

Anonymous said...

6:48
After reading the comments, I had no intention of posting until now. To answer your question, we pay more than residents for this service only. I was forced in it during in the good ole Paul Martin Days. My neighborhood didn't want this and after talking with good ole Martin about the extremely high cost, he actually laughed. Why would anyone want to be in a system that has proved to have one problem after another at the plant by the city leaders (no pun intended), for years. That's the bad, the good is I have never experienced any problem other than recently discovering the city had charged me the ridiculous bay fee by error when it was already added to property taxes. I was being double charged since the beginning (I think 2007). I admit it was my stupidity to trust that local government would charge correct. I don't like owing anyone and pay as soon as it arrives, therefore not checking it out. I would still be paying it if a neighbor had not discovered it and asked me about it. I was told by the city that these records are kept only three years and I was refunded those three, even though I had record of paying each year form the beginning. I will also add that there was no problem downtown with the lady that took care of this, very competent and caring. "Just say no" to annex.