First of all, I love this game so far. After reading some reviews I found online I started playing with mixed feelings, but I've been pleasantly surprised to find the game quite enjoyable. I really love how the towns evolve, and how new quests appear depending on your progress, something that was missing from World of Xeen. That said, I haven't really gone far yet, but I hope my impression of the game doesn't change.
Anyway, 2 Qs:
1) What does the fountain in Hart do? I think I restored the town completely but the fountain still does nothing (I get the cool and refreshing generic message).
2) When do I start getting taxes? I think a few weeks have passed, but the chest in fron of bank still tells me no taxes have been collected.