Paul Mitchell

THE WAY I SEE IT

The Grey County “Go Along to Get Along” approach

Posted on Oct 8, 2014

The Grey County “Go Along to Get Along” approach

Since 2003 the TBM tax contribution to Grey County has doubled. In 2014 the TBM will pay 13.5 million to county the largest contributor to Grey. We pay 26.34% of each dollar spent at County in spite of the fact that we represent only 6.57% of Grey’s population. Is there any wonder that we are known as the County Cash Cow? If this does not keep the TBM taxpayer up at night wait till we all face...

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30% Grey County Reality?

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

30% Grey County Reality?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR DATE: June 2, 2014 SUBJECT: THE 30% GREY COUNTY REALITY?   Since 2003 the TBM tax contribution to Grey County has doubled. In 2014 the TBM will pay 13.5 million to county the largest contributor to Grey. We pay 26.34% of each dollar spent at County in spite of the fact that we represent only 6.57% of Grey’s population. Is there any wonder that we are known as the County...

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Grey County Taxes

Posted on Apr 25, 2014

Grey County Taxes

  Letter to the Editor RE: GREY COUNTY TAXES  The final tax bill in the Town of The Blue Mountains for 2013 shows 40% of our tax dollars go to County. If you read the information folder included with the tax bill you will see that 22% of taxes go to Education, 38% to the Town and 40% to County. One of the little known facts is that with only 7,000 full time residents we contribute more tax...

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County Cash Cow

Posted on Feb 2, 2014

County Cash Cow

  LETTER TO THE EDITOR DATE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 SUBJECT: COUNTY CASH COW  On Wednesday August 13, 2003 a letter was published in the local paper called ‘’THE PLUNDER OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS’’. The letter to the editor took up a full page and pointed out that the TBM with a population of 5443 or 6.5% of total of County population paid 22% of Grey County total taxes. Owen Sound with 19,870...

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Grey County Hospital

Posted on Feb 2, 2014

Grey County Hospital

LETTER TO THE EDITOR   DATE: February 14, 2014   SUBJECT: Grey Bruce Health Services     Owen Sound Council recently turned down a $500,000 donation to the Grey Bruce Health services 0ver five years in a 4-3 vote on the grounds that they were already committed to the Grey County’s $1 million dollar donation. The reasoning was that Owen Sound would pay 16% of the...

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Meaford Moment

Posted on May 31, 2009

Meaford Moment

31 May 2009 SUBJECT: MEAFORD MOMENT Is The Town of The Blue Mountains headed to a Meaford moment? At the Council Planning Meeting on April 6/09 report # FIS.09.18 was included in 125 pages of documents given to the councillors that night. This report advised the Mayor and Council that the building department ran a deficit of $252,667.39 in 2008. In the minutes of this meeting Councillor Gamble...

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