Grosse Pointe Woods already has the highest millage rates! Where would you buy a home?

Where would you buy a home? Vote NO on the TWO proposals to raise your taxes for 10 YEARS!

Where would you buy a home?

Grosse Pointe Woods already has the highest millage rates and if the Headlee override and road bond passes their tax rates will far surpass the millage rates in Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Farms and Grosse Pointe City.

Vote NO on the TWO proposals to raise your taxes for 10 YEARS!

For additional information: www.grossepointewoodstruth.com


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Gloria October 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Please make this post LIVE on the home page as it is important information for the residents.
Pete Waldmeir, GP Woods October 31, 2012 at 11:02 AM
That telling it like it is, Gloria! Voting NO on 4 mills in NEW taxes on the Nov. 6 ballot in Grosse Pointe Woods isn't rocket science. If your State Equalized Value is $75,000, your property tax will increase by $300 A YEAR for 10 years! If the SEV is $100,000 taxes will hike $400 for the next 10 years. Try selling homes here with taxes like that. And based on the Woods' council's track record handling money, there's NO Guarantee that they'll spend the money the way they promise anyway.
Toni Stinson October 31, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Gloria- We are having some technical difficulties with the site but Patch is working hard to resolve it. We thank you for using Patch and for your patience. Toni Stinson, Editor
Gloria November 01, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Thanks Pete! What adds insult to injury is some GPW residents had a tax increase already this year... so add that to the $400! I hope common sense will prevail and residents will vote NO and NO! Thanks for all your hard work and that of our GPWTruth team members who cared enough to share the truth for residents who wanted to hear it.
Gary M. Wilson, Esq. November 01, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Pete, you're wrong. Emperor Novitke has promised his "supporters" that the annual pork fest will still feature giant shrimp and premium booze. Now there's a promise he has always kept!
christopher November 02, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Gloria, Please tell me that if the millage passes that you and your band of city haters will be so disgusted that you will move to another city?
GP For Life November 02, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Top-shelf booze? I am in!
Gloria November 02, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Christopher, I am NOT a city hater and I am personally insulted that you have used that phrase to describer me! Obviously, you mother did not teach you any manners or you have lost sight of them. I have lived in GPW for over 15 years and paid my taxes and will continue to do so! So. I have supported this city all that time and I DO NOT see that as hating the city. ONCE AGAIN... I am opposed to the TEN YEAR TAX!!!!!! This is a free country and we are all entitled our opinions. Just because mine differs from yours, you will never seeing me be rude like you are. So try and be kind with your comments and stop the negative characterizations of people you disagree with.
MRSPirateLarz November 02, 2012 at 04:43 PM
So your comment has left me a little confused. Are you saying that each year (for the next 10 years) the tax will increase? Or that the tax will increase once, but stay at that rate for the next 10 years?
christopher November 02, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Gloria, you keep posting your comments as to" where would someone rather live" you obviously would rather live somewhere else. You have done nothing but promote the lies and mis-information those other three have spread. If the millage fails all fingers should be pointed to you, Waldmeir, Sucher and Howle. I'm sure once services are cut they will then hide like weasels in the back ground complaining the park is closed early or their leaves were not picked up etc... I will be sure to constantly remind this community of who spread the lies and who made this happen. It's shameful that you and Mr.Juliano fell prey to their lies and got mixed up in a political vendetta. You have done nothing but pat them on the back and promote their cause, i'm sorry if your taxes didnt go down but i guarantee you they are less then what you paid 5 yrs ago. If your common sense doesnt speak to you that a shortfall means a SHORTFALL and that equals less money to do the same exact things then nothing will ever make sense. I'm very sorry if $350 will break you and cause a hardship, perhaps it is time then to "rather live somewhere else" and re-evaluate your budget.
Katie November 02, 2012 at 06:36 PM
What a gentleman
Gloria November 02, 2012 at 06:43 PM
My point is, we will be sending NEW residents away with high taxes than the other Grosse Pointes. No need to dictate how I should live my life now or in the future. Keep your finger pointing and threats to yourself. I have NO political vendetta. I am just against taxes for 10 YEARS! Let the city come up with a one or two year proposal and we can see if the voters will pass that. Until that time... vote NO and NO! ... and NO, $350 will not cause me a hardship. However, many senior in the area may feel differently! Everyone has to vote their conscience.
Ted November 09, 2012 at 12:39 AM
I know it's a little after the fact. Now that the election is over. But is that chart true? Does GPW really tax that much more than the other Pointes? If so, there should be lots available to cut now that the millage has failed. If the other communities can make do with less, we should be able to as well.
Gloria November 09, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Ted, Yes, this chart is true and the information was compiled by a Wayne State MBA. More historical information has come to light by a recent communication sent out by Brendan Walsh, Grosse Pointe School Board. See new chart posted above. He states: The Woods has consistently had a higher millage rate than the other Pointes and the percentage increase of the Woods rate increased over this time at a rate surpassed only by the Shores. Woods: The imbalance between their significant increase in expenditures against declining revenue is a concern... This was the same concern raised by residents who went to city hall and tried to submit ideas to the council for cost cutting... To see the actual video go to the Grosse Pointe Woods Truth home page and scroll to the bottom: https://grossepointewoodstruth.com/


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