• 61°
Hartselle Enquirer

The people should decide

By Staff
Our opinion
It's the law in Alabama that all property tax increases must go to the state legislature before they are voted on by the people they will effect. Normally, this is just a rubber stamp procedure, a sure thing. However, members of the Morgan County Legislative Delegation said it's their practice not to approve the referendum unless the city council requests it unanimously.
That codicil means the people of Hartselle might not get their say on a proposed tax increase.
The tax increase – like so many other revenue raising plans in Hartselle – would die on the vine.
That's not right.
City residents deserve the right to have their say on this tax and the council should support the referendum unanimously. The council is not voting to raise taxes, they are voting to let the people have their say.
Letting people decide on the matters that effect them is one of the basics of our democracy. It's the job of all our elected representatives to ensure us that right and we should have a say on this property tax plan.

News

HIS students help clean up effort at Mt. Tabor Cemetery 

News

Lovely landscape

News

Morgan buys SUVs to transport seniors, deliver meals

News

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

News

Morgan teen exhibits grand champion at Alabama National Fair

News

Murder-for-hire defendant seeks bond

MULTIMEDIA-FRONT PAGE

Stadthagen supports

News

SALUTE

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Second grade students in Hartselle honor heroes

News

Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

At a Glance

Vinemont man killed in single-vehicle crash

At a Glance

Littlest Christmas Tree Farm opens Friday

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Marching on: Pride of Priceville has ‘stellar’ season  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle scores A on state report card, down two points from 2018

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle man sentenced to 179 years in prison for sex crimes  

At a Glance

‘Have a Hart’ information session to be held Dec. 2 

brewer

Cotaco students celebrate Thanksgiving with school-wide parade

Hartselle

Divided Hartselle school board picks Clayton for next superintendent 

At a Glance

Historical Society plans 2023 lunch, learn series

At a Glance

Santa’s Workshop Vintage Market returns this weekend

Hartselle

Superintendent finalists interviewed for vacant position  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle Junior High honors veterans at annual program

Hartselle

Christmas in the Park returns Dec. 3

Morgan Countian

Cotaco service center opens for county business  

x