The tax rates in Johnston County is .78 making it ranked 24th in the state but with the .07 fire tax we pay brings the tax rate to .85, raising our ranking to 6th highest in the state, with an additional .04 our ranking 4th tied with Vance County. https://www.ncdor.gov/reports-and-statistics/county-property-tax-rates-and-revaluation-schedules The best route to take is to incorporate therefore taking the taxes we collect for Parks and Recreation, Governing our own growth, and keeping other incorporated areas from satellite annexing and carving up our community. Parks to walk our dogs for children to play is great but bottom dollars is our County Commissioners and County Planners are only looking at the how much tax money they can get, not improving roads. I have lived in the Cleveland Community for 43 years and have seen nothing but homes spring up everywhere and very little road improvement to handle the massive influx of growth. Lets Incorporate.