MLA TAXES TOO LOW!
I am writing to express my
disappointment in the outcome of the Mille Lacs Academy property tax
estimated amount as decided by the Mille Lacs County tax assessor Pat Stotz.
According to the Minnesota League of Cities Handbook property tax
calculator, my husband and I also came up with over $300,000 that Mille Lacs
Academy should owe on a ten million dollar facility. Our calculations were
about the same as the Mille Lacs News had. We used Onamia rates on a
So how did these taxes get
lowered so much? I don't understand how this commercial institution can be
taxed at a residential rate when it is a business. It seems unfair that they
get all the tax breaks, then won't even pay their pared down taxes. They
haven't paid the right amount for all the time they have been in Onamia and
my husband and I have paid even more taxes on our house per year than they
have ever paid.
I think that Onamia is giving
businesses all the breaks and making us property owners pay for everything.
And to tell you the truth, living in this town isn't such a benefit. The
school is bad too. Why don't the people wise up and do something to fix this
starting with telling Mille Lacs Academy to pay their damn taxes. Onamia has
been badly mismanaged in my opinion.
Mr. and Mrs. Disappointed