Forming any town cost money. This money is raised by taxes. However, this is independent from whether or not the town that is formed is operated in a cost effective manner. If the proposal was to establish a police department and highway department with all the cars, the maintenance and pensions, the town would cost a lot more to run. However, we are proposing few employees, rented facilities and as many contract services as possible. The town of Sandy Springs, GA has been following this model for seven years and the New York Times recently published an article on how a low cost town model is working for Sandy Springs, and other communities.[NY Times story link] You can also watch this video about the idea behind Sandy Springs and how it compares to traditional local government models followed by Indiana towns and cities.
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