No Good Reasons Exist for Annexing Pinewild
Beverly Shebs' letter on Pinewild annexation (March 11) is incomprehensible. I have read many letters pro- and anti-annexation, and I respond as a newcomer to this area.
We moved to Pinewild two years ago, not because of Pinehurst, but because of the ambience and overall quality of life in Pinewild. Prior to deciding, we looked at properties in the village and certainly could have found a beautiful golf course or lakefront property in Pinehurst.
The truth is, while Pinehurst is beautiful, it's not Pinewild. In my humble opinion, Pinewild was the place to be.
I do not think that properties in Pinewild will deteriorate or that we will be doomed if not annexed. It is well known that the village views Pinewild as a cash cow. lf Pinewild is annexed, the additional taxes we will be forced to pay will be spent by the village council on their pet projects, without enhancing our quality of life one bit.
Lastly, I can't understand why Shebs, John Rowerdink and other pro-annexation Pinewilders feel so compelled to pay additional taxes to the village for no new services, just inferior services. They also seem willing to subject all Pinewild owners to these excessive new taxes because of their own desire to pay more.
My advice to them, and all in favor of annexation, is simple -- send the village a yearly check with the notation, "This is a gift so that I can claim to be part of Pinehurst." I believe this can make those Pinewilders who want to be annexed feel good.
I say, "Continue to fund the fight against unfair annexation laws and back the anti-annexation movement in Pinewild."
I am one of the 77.4 percent of Pinewild owners opposing forced annexation.
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