The Burleson Shill Game

Joe Bishop, April 19, 2017

Stanly County Commissioner Joseph Burleson at the last Stanly County Commissioners meeting this past Monday night tried an end run to squeeze the Stanly County taxpayers for more money.  He had a Resolution drawn up without the knowledge of the full body of Commissioners.  The Resolution is posted further down in this column.  He handed this document to the commission body five minutes before the meeting was to begin.  He has the support for this tax shill game from two other commissioners, Gene McIntyre and Ashley Morgan.  Commissioners Scott Efird, Jann Louder, and Bill Lawhon said no to the Burleson Shill Game.  Matthew McSwain agreed to hear Burleson, but made it clear he wasn't ready vote on the matter.  The matter will be brought up at their next meeting.  I will post the time and date of the meeting. This resolution to adopt Ad Valorem Method of Sales Tax Distribution will change the way the county collects taxes.  Stanly County currently uses the “Per Capatia” method.  If you look at the chart listed below the Resolution document you can see how much more the taxpayers will pay under Burlesons Shill Game plan.  The column in red numbers shows how much more the taxpayes will pay under Burlesons plan.






Per Capita Monthly Amounts
















County

Municipality

July 2016

Aug 2016

Sept 2016

Oct 2016

Nov 2016

Dec 2016

Jan 2017

Feb 2017


8 Month Total

Monthly Avg.

Annual Estimate



STANLY


800,994.56

620,578.50

733,945.77

721,853.74

693,307.94

774,618.88

897,784.83

697,086.11


5,940,170.33

742,521.29

8,910,255.50




ALBEMARLE

314,304.74

257,472.35

289,276.46

280,433.96

272,636.84

298,910.76

343,735.31

256,703.20


2,313,473.62

289,184.20

3,470,210.43




BADIN

38,859.72

31,833.12

35,573.46

34,486.07

33,527.20

36,758.24

42,270.46

31,567.80


284,876.07

35,609.51

427,314.11




LOCUST *

55,896.53

45,789.37

53,369.24

51,737.85

50,299.35

55,146.70

63,416.46

47,359.73


423,015.23

52,876.90

634,522.85




MISENHEIMER

14,023.35

11,487.69

12,165.59

11,793.70

11,465.80

12,570.76

14,455.87

10,795.70


98,758.46

12,344.81

148,137.69




NEW LONDON

11,955.31

9,793.58

11,151.77

10,810.91

10,510.31

11,523.18

13,251.19

9,896.07


88,892.32

11,111.54

133,338.48




NORWOOD

46,757.70

38,303.00

43,014.01

41,699.19

40,539.77

44,446.59

51,111.75

38,170.54


344,042.55

43,005.32

516,063.83




OAKBORO

38,130.96

31,236.15

35,392.42

34,310.56

33,356.58

36,571.15

42,055.38

31,407.14


282,460.34

35,307.54

423,690.51




RED CROSS

14,791.50

12,116.93

13,650.06

13,232.80

12,864.89

14,104.68

16,219.81

12,113.03


109,093.70

13,636.71

163,640.55




RICHFIELD

12,309.85

10,083.99

11,423.33

11,074.16

10,766.25

11,803.78

13,573.88

10,137.04


91,172.28

11,396.54

136,758.42




STANFIELD *

30,213.28

24,750.13

28,024.28

27,167.65

26,412.27

28,957.63

33,300.10

24,868.71


223,694.05

27,961.76

335,541.08



































Ad Valorem Monthly Amounts
















County

Municipality

July 2016

Aug 2016

Sept 2016

Oct 2016

Nov 2016

Dec 2016

Jan 2017

Feb 2017


8 Month Total

Monthly Avg.

Annual Estimate

Estimated Annual Difference Per Capita vs. Ad Valorem


STANLY


963,002.47

753,292.27

883,992.79

867,314.21

834,723.94

929,663.24

1,076,079.56

830,237.49


7,138,305.97

892,288.25

10,707,458.96

1,797,203.46



ALBEMARLE

252,375.83

206,741.40

232,779.81

225,664.27

219,389.96

240,532.48

276,602.64

206,568.20


1,860,654.59

232,581.82

2,790,981.89

(679,228.55)



BADIN

8,997.27

7,370.39

8,298.67

8,045.01

7,821.33

8,575.06

9,860.96

7,364.22


66,332.91

8,291.61

99,499.37

(327,814.74)



LOCUST *

48,803.90

39,979.21

45,014.46

43,638.47

42,425.15

46,513.67

53,488.83

39,945.74


359,809.43

44,976.18

539,714.15

(94,808.70)



MISENHEIMER

1,205.83

987.82

1,112.20

1,078.18

1,048.22

1,149.24

1,321.60

986.96


8,890.05

1,111.26

13,335.08

(134,802.62)



NEW LONDON

7,369.50

6,036.96

6,797.28

6,589.52

6,406.29

7,023.67

8,076.92

6,031.89


54,332.03

6,791.50

81,498.05

(51,840.44)



NORWOOD

45,440.35

37,223.86

41,912.10

40,630.94

39,501.24

43,307.95

49,802.42

37,192.68


335,011.54

41,876.44

502,517.31

(13,546.52)



OAKBORO

26,197.11

21,460.17

24,162.97

23,424.38

22,773.11

24,967.72

28,711.87

21,442.18


193,139.51

24,142.44

289,709.27

(133,981.25)



RED CROSS

3,553.63

2,911.06

3,277.71

3,177.51

3,089.18

3,386.88

3,894.76

2,908.62


26,199.35

3,274.92

39,299.03

(124,341.53)



RICHFIELD

4,851.60

3,974.32

4,474.88

4,338.09

4,217.49

4,623.92

5,317.30

3,971.02


35,768.62

4,471.08

53,652.93

(83,105.49)



STANFIELD *

16,440.01

13,467.35

15,163.52

14,700.01

14,291.29

15,668.52

18,018.18

13,456.07


121,204.95

15,150.62

181,807.43

(153,733.65)























Editors Corner

Joseph Burlenson claims to be a conserative Repulican yet he tries a scheme to raise taxes on the the taxpayers of Stanly County.  Burlenson is acting like a tax and spend Democrat and if this is the way he does business then he needs to go.