Bruce Ingram, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, was quoted in a Columbus Dispatch story about ongoing litigation between a group of central Ohio landowners and the City of Dublin, Ohio. According to the story, the landowners are hoping to secede from Dublin and have been in court on the matter for more than five years.
The story states:
“At issue in the trial were taxes paid. Since 2000, Reywal has paid about $4,894 in municipal taxes. Dublin taxes paid on the other two properties combined were about $3,331.
Dublin says those tax payments didn’t cover even the cost of the police calls to the properties over the years: a call about a burglary (a house once stood on one of the properties), civil matters and complaints from neighbors about all-terrain-vehicle use and disturbances.
Bruce Ingram, one of the attorneys representing the landowners, said the argument about whether the taxes outweigh the benefits isn’t about the money. He said the property owners aren’t trying to claim that their taxes are exorbitant.
‘Even if you only pay $1 in taxes, you’re still not getting the services that were promised: water and sewer,” he said. ‘That is not fair and that is not right.’”
To read the entire story, visit the Columbus Dispatch website. (Subscription may be required).