Last week I told of how while you toil to pay your taxes, Ken
Miller and his wife take them as subsidy payments. These
payments are underwritten by the US Taxpayers. The word
“Subsidies” is defined as: Economic benefit (such as a tax
allowance or duty rebate) or financial aid (such as a cash grant
or soft loan).
For further information, here is an article explaining the
Subsidy Program: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agricultural_subsidy#United_States
which states, "Direct payment subsidies are provided without
regard to the economic need of the recipients or the financial
condition of the farm economy."
While Supervisor Ken Miller plays like the poor farmer, he is
sharp with his real estate dealings and making lots of money,
more money than many of the residents of West Vincent would be
lucky to make in a decade, let alone in a single transaction.
All of the documentation for the information below is attached
to this e-mail and came from Chester County, readily available
to the public.
During a multi-year real estate project taking place over
several years in the mid-late 1990's headed by (at the time
Supervisor) Zoe Perkins, a farm on Davis Lane was prepared to be
sold off in parcels to local people. Coincidently, in 1998 the
Transferrable Development Rights policy was drafted and put into
effect in 1999 for the 1998 West Vincent Township zoning (the
1998 Zoning was actually adopted December 28
1998 and became law 5 days after adoption, in 1999). A policy
that was adopted by the Supervisors of the Township, two of
which are mentioned in this paragraph. Think "Insider Trading".
After Transferrable Development Rights were legislated into West
Vincent Township, farmer Ken saw real value in this property,
and it was for planting money seeds. August 9, 1999 Ken Miller
borrowed the money from a friend and purchased a 25 acre parcel
of this farm on Davis Lane “for a price that a farmer could
afford”. What was that price for 25 acres? $325,156.00
(attachment 1, bottom line).
On December 11, 2003, he cashed in the Transferrable Development
Rights on that 25 acre parcel to a Developer in the Township
(remember Pam Brown got those and put a house on preserved land
against the restrictions?) and received $300,000 (attachment 2).
This made his total purchase for the 25 acres $25,156.00.
Two years after the TDR's were sold, Ken's lender, the founder
of French and Pickering Conservation Trust, had to file suit
against him to get paid for a debt of $118,068.78.
Steve Siana represented Ken Miller. (attachment 3)
On April 6, 2006, Ken Miller then SOLD the land at a price a
farmer couldn't afford ($800,000) making a total PROFIT (TDR
sale plus Sale of Land) of $774,844. SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND,
EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY FOUR DOLLARS.....PROFIT. All of this was
done in 5 ½ years (attachment 1, second line from bottom). He
still farms it to this day.
Is that all you have, you may ask. Thank you for asking. The
answer is NO. In that same period of time, Kenneth I Miller Jr
was selling his Transferrable Development Rights on his personal
farm to the same developer that purchased the 25 acre farm
TDR's. On 12/11/2003, Ken Miller received $696,000 in exchange
for the Development Rights from Toll Brothers/ Orleans.
(attachment 4). In one day, his total receipt for the combined
sales of TDR's was $996,000.00. Almost ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
So what is Ken Miller's, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors
and Road Master of West Vincent Township total real estate
financial intake in 68 months? $1,470,844. Almost A MILLION AND
A HALF DOLLARS. Not bad for a poor farmer. Of course, this
doesn't include the $183,060 he has picked up from Federal
Subsidies paid for with your tax money along the way. (See part
1 from last week)
Bravo for Ken Miller. He's made great money, and I don't have a
problem with making money. We now know that in those 6 years, he
made over $245,140 per year BEFORE revenues from his farm (which
is unknown) BUT earnings from the township recently has been
approx. $21000 (field mowing), approx. $25000 (Road Master),
approx. $18000 (Health Insurance for the entire family) and
$1875 (Supervisor salary) for a total take of around $65875.
Yet he can't pay his bills? I have previously shown he has a
history for the last 20 years of not paying his bills, even
while earning all that money. Another debt just came out for Ken
Miller sticking a dairy supply company for $29,630 (attachment
5). Land O Lakes, the people that buy his milk, are owed
$18,672.89 (attachment 6). Ken still owes a straw supply company
$2678.83 (attachment 7). He still owes the Commonwealth of PA
$27992.98 (attachment 8) for a total of $78974.70.
Get those taxes on by Monday. I am sure there are more taxpayer
funded subsidies that Ken Miller deserves while he runs the
P.S. I see there was one bidder to mow the spray fields of West
Vincent. Kenneth Miller. The bid opening is on new video for the
meetings on the township website. Strange view but the audio is
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