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Encanterra residents AGAINST Annexation

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Encanterra Country Club and surrounding businesses, in San Tan Valley, have been targeted for annexation by the town of Queen Creek.

A single Encanterra Property owner, of less than a year, has submitted not one, but two applications for annexation to Queen Creek.

What does annexation mean to Encanterra property owners?

  • Higher Property taxes - $1.95 per $100 of property LPV
  • Higher Sales tax on every purchase in annexed areas - an additional 2.25%
  • Grocery tax - an additional 2.5%
  • Rental tax for those Encanterra owners who rent their properties
  • Higher fees for trash/recycle pick-up
  • Franchise fees for natural gas and cable
  • An ISO rating of 10W (according to ISO directly), which would put every homeowner in the highest bracket for homeowners insurance
  • Losing a fire station that is less than a 10th of a mile from Encanterra gates for a permanent Queen Creek station over 7 miles away

The pro-annex "group" make these claims:

  • Annexing into Queen Creek will raise home values, yet Encanterra's home values are substantially higher than Queen Creek.
  • The new property tax is "completely" tax deductible. It is not, you will only lower your taxable income by the amount of the increased tax. A very insignificant trade off.
  • The temporary fire station to be built in 2019 allows Queen Creek's ISO rating to transfer, yet ISO has directly stated they do NOT recognize temporary stations and Encanterra resident's ISO rating will be a 10W, causing higher homeowners insurance premiums
  • Encanterra residents will be able to enjoy access to Queen Creek parks and libraries, yet we already are able to enjoy them without footing the bill. The only benefit is that there would no longer be a $50 fee from the library to check out books.
  • They claim the ONLY choice is Annexation or Incorporation. THIS IS NOT TRUE! In fact, Shea Homes and Queen Creek BLOCKED incorporation efforts and it cannot be done. The choice is annexation or LEAVING ENCANTERRA AS IT IS NOW.

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