Unless there's a crack in the usual (Democrat) majority on close votes like this, though, it looks like together they'll get a $72,000 break from the city. Typically, homeowners pay 25 percent of the cost of street-paving projects, based on the front-footage of their lot. But pavers cost $360 a linear foot to replace, while asphalt costs just $120. In other words, the Osceola homeowners -- whose average home value is $434,000 -- would be paying $90 a foot instead of $30. Councilmember (Smokey)Dave Thune, who represents the area, wants that brought down to $30. The difference for someone with a 50-foot lot would be $3,000.If you aren't outraged, you aren't paying attention: Here's DFL screwheads making life grand for DFL screwheads on the backs of the city-wide tax base.
According to numbers provided by (public works project director Lisa) Falk, charging those homoeowners $30 instead of $90 a square foot would cost the city more than $709,000 over the next dozen years.
Hey, all you blue-state, hyper-concerned, Ward 1, progressive phonies, can us slobs come over and paint your all houses? Pretty please?