Cecil Mail Project — We Need Your Help!

Even though Councilors Dan Schneckenburger and George Patchell promised to “fight” and “stop” tax and fee increases…

…the reality is that both have a long history of voting to approve tax and fee increases and both have been supportive of growing government and increased spending.

Right now, Schneckenburger and Patchell are deliberating over County Executive McCarthy’s proposed budget which includes huge spending increases as well as a 32% wastewater fee increase.

Now is the time to turn up the heat by mobilizing citizens to contact these politicians and demand that they start upholding their promises.

The public hearing on the FY 2019 budget will happen on May 22nd and the final vote on the budget and tax rate will happen in June.

To reach taxpayers across Cecil County, our team put together a mailer to hold Dan Schneckenburger and George Patchell accountable this budget season.

Chip in to help us get this postcard in as many Cecil County mailboxes as possible.

Thanks to the fine folks who have donated to Maryland Campaign for Liberty already, we already have this direct mail campaign underway.

Our first order has already been placed and the first batch of these postcards are scheduled to begin arriving in resident’s mailboxes very soon.

And because we strive to spend donations wisely, we have ordered a second batch that will be hand delivered by our activists, allowing us to save postage costs.

This is a great start.

However, with adequate funding, we can do much better.

Please consider providing some financial support to this important direct mail campaign by donating $25, $50, or $100 to hold Schneckenburger and Patchell accountable to their promises during this budget season.

To make this campaign a success, we must act fast.

Budget deliberations will be wrapping up at the end of May and it takes about two weeks for postcards to be printed and delivered.

We have a modest goal of raising $1000 by May 1st in order to get the next batch of postcards in the mail before the final budget vote.

Here’s the good news – a dedicated MDC4L supporter has volunteered to contribute one dollar for every two dollars donated by supporters like you

up to a total of $500 out of his own pocket, in order to help increase our funding as quickly as possible.

Make no mistake, this direct mail campaign is a critical step in reinforcing to the politicians that their actions will be publicized for the scrutiny of Cecil County citizens.

Social media and email are good tools for reaching the general public.

However, snail mail has proven time and time again to be the most effective way to educate and mobilize the public on important issues.

Please help us maximize on the generous commitment from our “super” supporter to contribute matching funds by donating whatever amount you can afford.

Imagine the lasting effect this mail piece will have on present and future politicians who will be very aware that their actions will come with consequences.

You may be familiar with the old adage that says “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

We at Maryland Campaign for Liberty strongly believe that if you are not politically feared, you will not be politically respected.

When citizens throughout Cecil County begin calling Schneckenburger and Patchell and demanding a fiscally conservative budget…

…you can be sure that these politicians will learn to have a healthy respect for their constituents.

I hope you see the value in this campaign and will provide some support.

McCarthy Budget: Fee Increases & Government Expansion

County Executive Alan McCarthy unveiled his proposed FY 2019 budget during a press conference on March 30.

While there was some good news, McCarthy’s budget is far from being fiscally conservative and includes a major rate increase for many Cecil County citizens.

But first, let’s talk about the good news.

Thanks to proactive citizens like you, McCarthy received well over 500 petitions opposing tax and fee increases.

This, in combination with 2018 being an election year, kept McCarthy from including property and income tax increases in the FY 2019 budget.

However, this is pretty much the only highlight in a budget that features many lowlights.

The most obvious assault on Cecil citizens comes by way of a massive wastewater rate increase.

McCarthy is proposing a more than 32% increase in wastewater user fees which, if approved by the County Council, will be phased in over the next three years.

Because of this(and other issues I will cover shortly), you and I must continue to double down by turning to the County Council and demanding that this bloated budget is amended.

Click here to send your signed petition opposing McCarthy’s budget to the entire County Council.

McCarthy’s wastewater fee increase isn’t the only unacceptable portion of the budget.

The staggering growth of government is equally troubling.

McCarthy’s proposed budget includes a $1,250,000.00 increase to Cecil County Public Schools

which comes just months after it was revealed that CCPS was sitting on a surplus of $6.4 million dollars.

What makes this proposed increase even more outrageous is that if approved, county taxpayers will be required to continue to fund CCPS at this new level permanently due to maintenance of effort laws.

There is absolutely no reason to burden taxpayers for years to come when CCPS could use surplus funds instead of asking for an increase.

McCarthy also wants to award Cecil College with a $350,000.00 increase while also upping the public library budget by 4.5%.

Other operating budget increases include:

  • Pay increases for government employees
  • Five new full-time county government positions
  • Higher pay scales for entry-level government jobs

This is the vicious cycle of the Tax-n-Spend philosophy we have been warning the public about for years.

Last year, McCarthy instituted hefty tax increases claiming they were necessary to offset previous deficit spending and to fund increases that were included his budget.

This year, McCarthy is continuing the spending spree which will undoubtedly lead to – that’s right, you guessed it – future tax increases.

We need to break the Tax-n-Spend cycle.

Click here to say “NO!” to McCarthy’s spending spree and massive fee increases.

It’s not just the short-term spending that’s concerning.

McCarthy’s long-term capital improvement budget is also riddled with unnecessary spending.

Projects included in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) are funded by long-term bonds that are basically loans that require repayment with interest.

Projects included in McCarty’s proposed CIP budget include:

  • $7,644,000 for the first year of construction on a new North East library projected to cost $18 million.
  • $700,000 to continue the development of Calvert Regional Park.
  • $1,121,000 for construction of a turf athletic field at Bo Manor.
  • $200,000 to begin the construction of another new park at the former Bittersweet Golf Course.

There seems to be an endless supply of money when it comes to funding new projects or handing out increases to county departments.

However, taxpayers like you and I can never seem to catch even the smallest of breaks.

For instance – just weeks ago, the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxations informed the McCarthy administration…

…that the property tax rate could be lowered and the county would still generate the same tax revenue as the previous year.

In other words, taxpayers like you and I could have been given a tax cut and county government would not have seen a decline in revenue.

Instead, McCarthy chose to keep the current tax rate intact in his FY 2019 budget in order to use the extra $1,000,000.00 in revenue to fund his spending spree!

Here’s the good news. This budget is far from being a “done deal.”

The County Council will soon begin budget deliberations and they have the power to make as many cuts to this bloated budget as they see fit.

Two sitting Councilors are up for reelection and are facing challengers to their seats.

This makes them more susceptible to public pressure than they are at other times.

And with more than two months before the final budget vote, we have plenty of time to mobilize the public to take action and demand budget cuts.

Cecil County Campaign for Liberty has many tools available to pressure politicians to act on behalf of taxpayers.

Direct mail, online ads, robo-calls, and door to door campaigns are all effective means of achieving political victories.

However, these grassroots activist activities require funding.

Please consider making a donation of $5, $25, $50 or more to help jumpstart our efforts to protect the working families who are often victimized by free-spending politicians.

No other organization in Cecil County has an extensive track record of fighting to protect the interests of working-class citizens.

The unfortunate reality is that without funding, we will not be able to compete with the well-funded special interest groups who work tirelessly to secure increased taxpayer funding.

Help us show the politicians that grassroots mobilization against reckless spending and never-ending expansion of government is a force to be reckoned with.

Thank you for your support.

You’ve been swindled

Less than six months ago, administrators from Cecil County Public Schools strolled into a County Council Meeting and urged the council to approve a $1,600,000.00 per year increase to their already bloated budget.

Photo from Cecil Whig Article published on 4/11/2017

CCPS Superintendent D’Ette Devine told the council that the increase was necessary in order for CCPS to continue to “tread water”…

…and threatened that without the extra funding, teachers would have to be fired.

Imagine our outrage after reading a Cecil Whig article published just days ago that reported that CCPS has an extra $6.4 million in their reserve fund and is looking for ways to spend it!

Why are we so angry?

For starters, you and I are paying higher property taxes and more income tax to fund the increase that CCPS was given to allow them to supposedly “tread water.”

And on top of that, you and I will be paying for the new one-million-plus dollar turf field at Perryville High for years to come as it is being paid for by taking out a long-term loan.

Both could – AND SHOULD have been paid for with funding already provided by hardworking taxpayers like you and me!

Are you as angry as we are?

If so, join Cecil County Campaign for Liberty in demanding that our County Council withhold any budget increases to CCPS during the next three budget cycles.

We’re calling on the Council to notify CCPS administrators that due to the recently announced taxpayer over-funding of $6.4 million, the surplus should be budgeted for future needs in lieu of taxpayer-funded increases.

Here’s how you can take action. Copy and paste the following message and send it to the Council and County Executive using the email addresses listed below.

Dear County Executive and County Councilors,

Due to the recent report that revealed that CCPS is looking for ways to spend $6.4 million of their unassigned fund balance, I urge you to publicly pledge to reject any requests for increased funding to CCPS over the next 3 years.

Furthermore, I request that you notify CCPS administrators that due to the large surplus that they have acquired due to taxpayer over-funding, they WILL NOT be receiving budget increases and should budget their surplus money accordingly.

It’s unconscionable to take any more money out of citizen’s budgets when CCPS has been over-compensated by Cecil County citizens.

Earlier this year, CCPS Superintendent Divine told this council that a $1.6 million budget increase was necessary in order for CCPS to continue to “tread water.” Six months later, we learn that “treading water” means a surplus of $6.4 million.

I feel betrayed by CCPS administrators, the County Executive, and those on the Council who supported dipping further into the taxpayer’s pockets to fund unnecessary increases to the CCPS budget.

Now’s your chance to redeem yourselves by pledging to withhold CCPS budget increases over the next 3 years.

Cecil County Council

County Executive Alan McCarthy

The Cecil Whig is reporting that CCPS is already discussing how to spend the “extra” money.

One outrageous suggestion has been to build a $2,000,000.00 field house for Perryville High School.

CCPS Chief Financial Officer Tom Kappra shamefully suggested that the school system could use $1.2 million of it’s “extra” money and have the county pick up the tab for the additional $800,000 in construction costs!

Kappra and his crew are sitting on $6.4 million in over-funding and he thinks taxpayers should provide the additional $800k in funding?

Talk about being out of touch!

And while it’s easy to be infuriated by the lack of respect for taxpayer dollars that is exhibited by CCPS administrators…

… the real villains here are the politicians who control funding to Cecil County Public Schools.

Let’s remember that Councilors Joyce Bowlsbey, Dan Schneckenburger, George Patchell, and Bob Meffley all supported a tax-payer funded increase of $1.6 million to the CCPS budget during last year’s budget.

And they also supported the construction of a one million dollar turf field at Perryville High School.

Their support of increased, unnecessary funding directly resulted in the tax increases that you and I are coping with.

The County Council is entrusted with the responsibility of providing checks and balances to County Executive Alan McCarthy’s proposed budgets.

They failed miserably earlier this year by allowing increased funding to be awarded to CCPS while their unassigned fund balance was overflowing.

Please take a moment to contact them today and demand that they correct their mistake by refusing any CCPS budget increases during the next three years.

Politicians Reacting to Sewer Mandate Outrage

Days ago, Cecil County politicians saw first-hand that the public thinks that the county’s mandatory sewer connection policy stinks.

The “Ditch the Sewer Mandate!” protest drove that point home as a large group assembled outside of the county administration building before the start of the evening legislative meeting.

Photo Credit: Cecil Whig Photo by Brad Kroner

Many of those protesters also attended the meeting and voiced their opposition to the sewer policy during the public comment period.

Those who spoke made it known that they are outraged by the violation of private property rights and high costs associated with the policy.

Click here to see a short video of the “Ditch the Sewer Mandate!” protest and rally.

I want to personally thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to attend this important event.

I’m also cautiously encouraged that we are making an impact.

Hours before the protest, the council made it known that they have received more than 500 emails demanding a change to the current sewer policy.

It was also revealed that a public hearing on the policy, which was supposed to happen sometime this month, has been postponed until the politicians get legal opinions on the policy.

During the council meeting that followed the protest, Maryland Campaign for Liberty State Coordinator Bob Willick chastized the council for not doing more to protect citizens property rights.

He specifically called on council members to do everything they can at the local level and to work with the Cecil Delegation at the state level.
Less than 24 hours later, The Cecil Whig reported that Delegate Hornberger is communicating with the County Council about introducing legislation to roll back sewer mandates.

However, not everyone is supportive of a rollback of sewer connection policies.

County Executive Alan McCarthy told The Whig that he would not support such legislation and categorized it as “preposterous.”

This should surprise no one as McCarthy recently released a statement saying that he believed government mandated sewer connections are “fair.”

McCarthy, who made a campaign contribution to former Governor Martin O’Malley, is now openly supporting policies that were put in place by the O’Malley administration.

So, while there is some encouraging news, it’s clear that we still have much to do to ensure that Cecil property owners are protected from sewer mandates.

Will our local politicians take real, meaningful action – or are they just blowing smoke?

It’s widely known that politicians will acknowledge citizen’s concerns, wait for the issue to die down, and then do nothing.

We can’t let that happen.

Here are two ways in which you can help us continue to turn the heat up until we get results:

First, call and email County Executive Alan McCarthy and express your disappointment that he has not changed the county sewer policy, despite citizen’s concerns.

You should also let him know that you are outraged that he is supporting the policies of Martin O’Malley which are harmful to residents of Cecil County.

County Executive Alan McCarthy
Phone:  410-996-5203
Email: amccarthy@ccgov.org
The second way you can help is by chipping into our “Ditch the Sewer Mandate” fund.

We are far behind our goal of raising $1500.00 to use to combat this egregious example of government overreach.

Please click here and chip in what you can to help us continue to double down on this issue.

Every dollar we raise will go directly to winning this battle.

And by winning, we will have drawn a line in the sand that no politician will want to cross any time soon.

Thank you for supporting our efforts in Cecil County.

Bowlsbey seeks power to ram through legislation

Are you comfortable with allowing politicians to ram through legislation with less time for public input?

That’s exactly what the McCarthy Administration and some members of the County Council are hoping to achieve.

Enter Council President Joyce Bowlsbey, who days ago submitted legislation that would allow the council to rob the public of two weeks worth of time to voice their opinion on pending legislation.

Resolution 44-2017 would make it standard operating procedure for the council to vote “yea” or “nay” on bills moments after a public hearing has been held.

Currently, the public has two full weeks to lobby for or against legislation the after a public hearing has concluded.

But if Bowlsbey and company get their way, this will end very soon.

This isn’t the first time this type of power grab has been considered by our local politicians.

In 2015, Councilman Dan Schneckenburger called for allowing the council to vote on legislation immediately following public hearings.

Bowlsbey supported it then, along with Alan McCarthy who was at that time the Council Vice President.

However, public opposition forced the council to settle for an amendment that would allow them to introduce special “expedited” legislation is some circumstances.

But now it appears that the trio of Cecil Business Leaders for Better Government PAC backed politicians are taking another stab at acquiring more power.

Can any citizen feel confident that their concerns are being adequately considered by our council when they know that a final vote will take place moments later?

And how can council members research any issues that are brought up by their constituents if voting will take place the same evening?

If these politicians get their way, citizens will have no opportunity to listen to the speakers during public hearings, form their own educated opinion, and contact the council at a later time.

The proposal for post-hearing votes only leads us further in the direction of making it harder for citizens to have a voice in local government.

And since legislation can already be introduced with an “expedited” tag if time is of the essence, you have to ask yourself why there is a push to rush all future legislation.

I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to trust the same politicians that lied and promised to fight tax increases, only to stick it to us once in office.

Joyce Bowlsbey refused to reconvene the council to look for budget cuts that would prevent recent tax increases.

Now she is spearheading an attempt to cut you, the taxpayer, out of future conversations.

We cannot continue to allow politicians to shift the power away from citizens and into their own hands.

I urge you to take immediate action by picking up the phone and calling the County Council office to demand that Resolution 44-2017 be immediately withdrawn.

Cecil County Council
Phone: 410-996-5201
Email: council@ccgov.org

The Council will vote on this resolution on September 19th, so it is critical that they hear from you right now.

You and I can make a real difference by simply taking a moment to contact our local representatives and demand that they put our interests first.

We have had success in defeating bad legislation before and we can do it again – but only if you commit to taking action.

Thank you for your continued support of Cecil County Campaign for Liberty!

Schneckenburger serves up a “nothing burger” instead of action

Like burger from a fast food joint that looks nothing like the advertised photo, Councilman Dan Schneckenburger’s “action” on mandatory sewer connections…

…falls far short of doing anything to protect county residents from the McCarthy Administration’s policy of forced sewer connections.

During last Tuesday’s council work session, Schneckenburger submitted a draft letter to other councilors…

…with the intent of “encouraging” County Executive Alan McCarthy to reconsider his policy of mandated sewer connections.

Sounds good right?

Schneckenburger is hoping you think so even though he is refusing to take real action to protect property owners.

You see, the County Council has received a legal opinion from their attorney which states that they can introduce legislation to change county code…

…and protect many property owners from the huge costs associated with the current county policy.

However, Schneckenburger told The Cecil Whig that he does not support using the legislative ability of the council to modify county code.

He compared changing county code to using a “nuclear option” and stated that the McCarthy administration has “every right to set policy.”

So instead of taking meaningful action, Schneckenburger wants to send a letter to the county executive recommending a policy change.

And of course, it’s unlikely that McCarthy will budge after he issued a press release supporting mandatory sewer connections and calling them “fair.”

Schneckenburger knows this but probably believes that uninformed citizens will believe that he is working for their best interests.

In other words, he is hoping that he can use his letter of recommendation as political cover while doing nothing.

Isn’t the first responsibility of government to protect the rights of citizens?

And shouldn’t every available means be used to protect the property rights of the public?

CecilCounty Campaign for Liberty believes that Dan Schneckenburger should stop playing political games and immediately introduce legislation to change county code.

Anything less is unacceptable.

Please take a moment of your time to call and email Dan Schneckenburger and demand that he gets serious…

…about protecting property owners from thousands of dollars in unnecessary sewer connection fees.

Dan Schneckenburger

Make sure to let him know that you understand that he has the power to introduce legislation to protect property owners but is so far unwilling to do so.

Schneckenburger’s “nothing burger” of a solution is exactly why it is so important that we double-down and turn out to the September 19th “Ditch the Sewer Mandate!” Rally and Protest.

Please mark your calendar and commit to attending.

“Ditch the Sewer Mandate” Rally and Protest
September 19th, 6 P.M.
In front of the County Government Building
200 Chesapeake Blvd.,
Elkton, Maryland 21921

There are less than two weeks left until this rally takes place.

You can help us promote this event in order to increase attendance which will turn the heat up on our local elected officials.

Please consider making a donation to our “Ditch the Sewer Mandate!” fund by clicking here.

Your contribution will be used to help us make a last minute push to rally citizens to come out and stand up for private property rights.

Our activists recently visited homes along Marley Road in Elkton (the first area that will be forced to connect to sewer lines) with flyers informing those residents…

…of the current sewer policy and inviting them to attend the September 19th rally.

No other organization in Cecil County is putting this kind of effort into protecting citizens from out-of-control government tyranny.

But without adequate funding, we can only do so much.

So again, I ask you to please consider making a much-needed and worthwhile contribution of $10, $25, $50 or $100 today to fight this mandatory sewer hookup scheme.

Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the “Ditch the Sewer Mandate!” rally and protest.

Just Announced: Mandatory Sewer Connection Protest

All of the details have been finalized, now we need you to help us protect private property rights in Cecil County.

Please mark your calendar and commit to attending the:

“Ditch the Sewer Mandate” Rally and Protest
September 19th, 6 P.M.
In front of the County Government Building
200 Chesapeake Blvd.,
Elkton, Maryland 21921

This event is a protest and rally to oppose the McCarthy Administration’s policy of forcing property owners with functioning septic systems to connect to the county sewer lines.

Property owners who are forced to connect will be charged a $6,000.00 connection fee by the county.

They will also be responsible for draining and filling their septic tank with stone and hiring a plumbing contractor to make necessary changes inside their homes.

County government may also institute a “benefit assessment fee” which could be as high a $8,000.00.

Total cost to property owners could easily reach a whopping $15,000.00!

Stand up for private property rights by attending this event.

We will gather outside of the Cecil County Government building for a peaceful protest of this mandatory sewer connection policy starting a 6 P.M.

Please bring a homemade sign that displays a message that you oppose forced sewer connections.

At 7 P.M., participants will be encouraged to enter the building and attend the County Council Meeting…

…and to sign up to speak in opposition of the mandatory connection policy during the public comment portion of the council meeting.

It is critical that we show up in large numbers to show our County Council that we demand that they take action to protect property owners from this anti-liberty policy.

Please make every effort to show up and stand against tyranny with fellow liberty activists.

You can also help us make this protest a success by clicking here and inviting your Facebook contacts to attend.

Don’t wait, mark your calendar now and we’ll see you at 6 P.M. on September 19th!

**IMPORTANT UPDATE** – Forced sewer connections

The topic of the McCarthy Administration’s mandatory sewer connection policy was finally brought up for discussion during Tuesday’s council work session meeting.

This is a direct result of the hundreds of “Ditch the Sewer Mandate” emails that have flooded into the council from concerned citizens like you.

The majority of the County Council agreed to contact their attorney and ask for an opinion on how they could amend the current policy.

However, I want to be clear – the council has NOT committed to taking any action to protect property owners at this time.

They are merely investigating their options.

And while we are hopeful that action will be taken, we understand that we must double-down…

…and continue our efforts to prevent property owners from being forced to connect to county sewer lines at a huge personal cost.

Council members like Dan Schneckenburger and George Patchell have a history of promising to protect citizens, only to flip-flop later when it comes time to vote.

You and I have been successful in getting the ball rolling, but I can promise you that without continued pressure, it will come to a complete stop.

Cecil County Campaign for Liberty is in the beginning stages of organizing a protest of the current county policy requiring property owners to backfill their working septic system and then connect to county sewer lines.

I can’t stress this enough: we must have a large turnout to make this protest successful.

Low attendance will be seen by the politicians as an excuse to do little or nothing.

We need your help and a commitment to join with us in protecting private property rights.

Are you in?

Click here to let us know that you will make every possible effort to attend this protest when the date is finalized.

After enough people have committed to attend, we’ll schedule the protest to take place at the County Administration building immediately before a council meeting.

We’ll also encourage liberty lovers like you to attend the council meeting following the protest and to speak in opposition of forced sewer connections.

And believe me, they need to hear from you on this issue.

While the council did agree to seek legal counsel on this matter, some of the discussion was still downright disturbing.

Councilman Meffley said that “free” connections should be considered.

Sounds great until you consider that property owners will still be forced to shell out thousands of dollars at their personal expense…

…to drain and fill their existing septic tanks and hire a plumbing contractor to make connections inside of their homes. 

This is not an acceptable solution!

Councilwoman Gregory talked about possible incentives and amending the policy by removing connection deadlines.

However, this does nothing to address the “triggering events” that would still force property owners to connect.

And McCarthy administration representative Al Wein told the council that the administration believes that “adequate relief” was already given to property owners when connection fees were reduced to $6000.00.

You can see from these statements that we still have much work to do.

This is why it is so important that you commit to keeping some of your limited time open to join us at the “Ditch the Sewer Mandate” protest.

A few years ago, rural property owners were stripped of their property rights under the tier map regulations.

Now big government has its sights set on controlling property owners in “growth corridors.”

Whose property rights will come under attack next?

As Founding Father John Dickinson wrote, “United we stand, divided we fall.”

Please share this information and encourage friends and family to sign up and attend the “Ditch the Sewer Mandate” protest.

Everyone who signs up will be notified of the exact time and date well in advance.

Thanks for your support!

McCarthy says mandatory sewer connections are “fair.”

County Executive Alan McCarthy continued to promote his anti-property rights and tax-n-spend agenda by submitting a letter to the Cecil Whig endorsing mandatory sewer connections.

In that letter, McCarthy characterized government forced connections as “fair” and “better for the environment.”

Click here to demand that your County Council takes immediate action to protect to protect homeowners from this financially burdensome and unnecessary policy.

This letter was clearly a response to the hundreds of emails that citizens like you have flooded his and the county councilors’ offices with.

However, he still doesn’t get it – or he doesn’t care.

No reasonable person could ever describe forcing property owners to abandon their perfectly working septic systems and incurring thousands of dollars of expenses in order to connect to a county run sewer system as “fair.”

Even more outrageous is McCarthy’s assertion that the county policy will provide “flexibility” and “relief” to property owners who are subjected to this terrible mandate.

“Flexibility” infers that property owners will have a choice.

They don’t.

They must connect or face legal action from the county.

The only option that property owners in some cases have is when they connect.

And waiting to connect will surely cost property owners more as prices rise.

Don’t have the money to pay the $6,000.00 connection fee?

Here’s where McCarthy’s so-called “relief” comes in.

You see McCarthy proudly announced that property owners can utilize a county financing plan.

All you will have to do is put $2000.00 down and the remaining balance can be paid off over a 10 year period – with interest, of course.

Laughably, McCarthy notes that mandatory sewer connections eliminate future septic repair and pump-out costs but fails to mention the quarterly sewer user fees that will be charged to users.

He also fails to mention the thousands of dollars property owners will be forced to pay out to have their septic systems drained and filled with stone.

He also doesn’t mention the possible “user benefit fee” which could be as high as $8000.00 according to the chief of the public works dept.

And while McCarthy is painting a dishonest picture of just how burdensome this mandate is for property owners, the entire County Council has remained silent.

That’s right, not one member of the council has made any public statements on this subject, nor have they included any discussions on how to protect property owners in their meetings.

Cecil County Campaign for Liberty is committed to doing everything possible to shield property owners from this outrageous mandate, but we need your help.

First, If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment of your time to sign this pre-written email opposing these mandatory connections.

Secondly, we need large numbers of people who are willing to join us in confronting the county council during a future meeting to demand action.

We’ll make an announcement of when we plan to do this in the future, but right now, we must continue to inform the public and grow our numbers.

Help us do that by sharing this information with everyone you know in Cecil County.

We’ll also be heading out into the areas that will be affected by this mandate first and we’ll be going door to door to organize resistance.

Stay tuned and be prepared to act.