Time to Incorporate
At this week’s town hall meeting with the Seven Lakes Landowners Board, we were exposed to our fragile financial status.
The purpose was to request an understandable $100 dues increase needed to keep our roads and dams safe.
Seven Lakes does not receive any state or county money for our private roads, yet we generate well over $1 million in various taxes. There are approximately 6,000 residences in the Seven Lakes area. Our neighboring towns of Robbins, with a population of 1,102, Carthage, 2,219, Cameron, 780, Foxfire, 920, and Whispering Pines, 2,900, do not worry financially about their roads being paved.
If we were to incorporate, our community could share the tax money with these other towns, plus many other state benefits. We could keep our gatehouse, but not the bars. Our 51 miles of interior town roads would be public, the same as Pinehurst, but our lakes, pools, clubhouse and stable would continue to be private.
The Pinehurst community was voted one of the safest towns in the U.S.A. They don’t have bars or gatehouse, but do have a fine roving police force. We could, too. We have lived here for 21 years and love the place. Let’s save the future of this wonderful community of Seven Lakes and bring the tax dollars back home.
We need to incorporate.
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