Franklin Township residents recently received their latest tax assessments and the shockwave is still resounding. While the mayor and town council place some blame on the school budget and rising housing costs, residents question the council’s leadership and fiscal priorities. There are growing concerns that this administration's focus on attracting more warehouses and encouraging overdevelopment in our town might be a misguided attempt to bolster revenue instead of exploring alternative cost-cutting measures.
While proponents of this approach argue that it can bring in additional tax revenue, critics fear the potential long-term consequences on our community's character, traffic congestion, environment, and overall quality of life. Many residents, especially in the 55 + communities where warehouses are threatening their way of life, are concerned about their property value.