Paying taxes can be a pain and a privilege. Manti City property taxes on my home, collected by the county, have risen by six dollars in the last six years…six dollars. Wow!
Paying my monthly utility bill is also more privilege than pain. For the past few months, I noticed I have paid around $122.
For this sum I received electricity, sewer, used the library, drove on great streets, had my garbage picked up, and had police and fire protection (thank goodness I did not need them). Then there is the swimming pool and the wonderful new soccer and ball fields, Easter egg hunts, Fourth of July celebrations, Halloween parties, Christmas decorations, and parades and ATV tours.
Thanks to all who run our city, those employees, elected officials and the super dedicated folks who volunteer. It is a privilege to live here. Kudos to all!
Natasha Rees Madsen