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Interest charged to pay garbage fee with card

Published 9:03am Friday, November 30, 2012

To the Editor:

You know what, enough is enough.

It is time people in Southampton County say it’s not right and stand your ground. You are putting a garbage fee (tax) on all residents of Southampton for $200 and some do not use the dumpsites.

I can burn my two bags of trash a week in my yard.

This is not right and unconstitutional. We did not even have a vote.

Well now I do. I am not paying. And to put some icing on the cake, I went to pay my taxes at the Treasurer’s Office and did not have the cash, so was going to pay with credit card. They wanted to charge me another 2.49 percent to put it on my card, which is already 9.75 percent interest.

Come on, this is wrong!

How can anyone afford to live in Southampton County. Well I’m moving out and I’m taking my trash with me.

Here at Christmas no one should have to deal with this type of wrongdoings from anyone. Southampton County, good luck.

Charlie Burke

  • barney1

    The county needs to move into the twenty first century. Having to wait in line to pay your taxes and garbage fees is totaly uncalled for. It’s time to throw away the rubber stamps and allow the public to pay their taxes online with a credit card. This is 2012 not 1962.

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  • Curiousreader

    A convenience fee is not an interest charge. The county or any entity that allows you to pay by credit card is charged a fee by the credit card processing company. They are simply passing that expense on to you. You don’t see it at the store because they have already calculated it into the cost of your bubblegum! It’s your choice, cash or credit!

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  • SandMan

    “I can burn my two bags of trash a week in my yard.”

    On the contrary. Not during March & half of April!

    Sorry, Charlie………………

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