Some Franklin Residents Chafe at Revaluation



FRANKLIN — Property tax revaluations are generally a jolt to owners, and Franklin is no exception.

 

“Part of the problem,” said First Selectman Beverly Billings, “is we were at 48 percent of the state’s valuation. Shore frontage property probably more than doubled.”

Town officials, who said voters themselves asked for the revaluation in 2005 and 2006, are doing what they can to soften the blow.

Because of the delay in mailing out tax bills as final calculations and adjustments were made, town officials will hold a special town meeting Sept. 23 to consider postponing the charging of interest on overdue property taxes from Nov. 1 to March 1, 2010.

 

For more political news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

 

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