Property tax in installments?
To the Editor:
With all the reaction and response to the latest property tax assessments in our county (strangely enough, mine remained the same), my only question is...why one of our largest expenditures of the year has to be paid in full, in cash, at the end of the year?
All our other major debts...mortgage, home/car insurance, credit cards, utilities, car loans etc., can be paid in monthly installments. So why not our property tax?
For most middle class families and especially those on fixed incomes, living paycheck to paycheck, it is difficult to come up with a lump sum of thousands of dollars on any given date.
For the lack of a couple of hundred dollars in the end...you lose your home on the courthouse steps.
Just food for thought...
Ernest DeVane Jr.