Monday, October 24, 2005

The Wise County ban on outside burning remains in effect.

EARLY VOTING — Early voting begins on nine constitutional amendments today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the basement of the Records Building, 201 N. Market St., in Decatur. Voting continues each weekday for the next two weeks.”

See List of Proposed constitutional amendments

More Gated Community Woes
Excerpt from: Do homeowners’ associations lower property values?: Accountability
and Private Governments

What are RCA’s?

“RCSs are private organizations that display many characteristics
of typical local governments. They supply services that are
often provided by municipalities, including maintenance of
common areas, roads, utility systems (water and sewer), lighting,
refuse removal, and communication systems. They “tax”
their residents for services through regular and special assessments,
and each association holds periodic elections to choose
representatives who, as a board, will make decisions on behalf
of their neighborhood. Current estimates are that there are
more than 250,000 rcas in the United States and that one out
of every six Americans now lives in some form of homeowners’
association.” . . .

“In our sample of rcas, higher fees lead to a lower sales value of the
average unit . . .

Source: Do homeowners’ associations lower property values?: Accountability
and PrivateGovernments
American University

IESI Complaints?
Have you experienced the increase in service rates along with less courteous service? Holes in trash containers? Containers left in the middle of the road? Containers left overturned?

We have no other competitors to turn to for trash collection. So voice your complaints.

Complaints Call: 800-909-9061 or e-mail info@iesi.com

The IESI district manager is Bob Kneis

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