Posted Saturday, September 17, 2005 7:34 PM | Contributed by Jeff
In a letter dated Sept. 12, an attorney contacted West Mifflin Solicitor Donald Fetzko on behalf of Kennywood Entertainment Co., notifying the borough that his client feels exploited by the borough's amusement tax. The park has obtained records that allegedly show the park has paid all or nearly all of the tax, despite other businesses being classified as amusement businesses.
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West Mifflin will lose, basically they cannot talk themselves out of it in County Court. They do not have $3 million dollars. This decision will benefit all parks in Pennsylvania. Good for them.
PA's tendency to create a tax for everything------>
PA ranks 47th in job growth for the past 10-20 years.
Doesn't take a PhD in math to figure out the correlation there.
So just what did the borough do with the 4.3 million they collected over the past 6 years? Sure as hell didn't appear to be used for beautification or redevelopment from what I saw.
I know I have to pay a ton of taxes each year. As well with the property tax assesments that have been put upon homeowners all over the county. Every appeal has to be paid for from the county, and so West Mifflin, is paying a bit of that as well.
Honestly, I would love to know where the hell all that money goes to each year. KW pays hundred's of thousands of dollars for what? To have KW bring tourism into the area? What a crock. I hope KW get's all their money back.
P.S. West Mifflin, PAVE YOUR DAMN ROADS AGAIN! It's breaking my car!
This is just so typical Pennsylvania. Find a business that is actually a success and latch on to them like a tapeworm and suck everything you can out of them. Then turn around and give loads of money to some screwball project that doesn't have a prayer.
Let me guess, the locals complain about traffic, noise and dust too, right?
So in the end, the borough who was stupid in the first place is gonna be out more money. Hmmmmm, maybe I should go ***** the mayor. That'll be swell! I have a beef with him anyway, he should hear me. He is who I didn't elect, so well, you know what I mean.
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