Thursday, October 07, 2010

There's a Visa commercial in Hazel Park... somewhere

Well, we know how Hazel Park will try balancing its budget--it's charging $35 for copies of its 2010-2011 budget.  I half-expect mine to be mimeographed.  If they could just sell 25,713 more copies they might balance their 2011-2012 budget.

I wonder if they mail-order office supplies from Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop?

Meanwhile, Ferndale's 2010-2011 budget may be downloaded for free, without wasting gas on a trip to the clerk's office, without wasting paper, and without missing work.  Priceless---really!


  1. Wonderful. We finally did something right!

  2. Wait, there's more!

    I don't carry the checkbook with me (or much cash) so I paid with a credit card. Hazel Park's credit card processor GovPayNet charges 3.5% with a $3.50 minimum.

    So to get out-the-door with my freshly copied budget document was $38.50.

    Didn't someone say there's a law against charging more for a service than it costs to deliver?