Comments for: Hermon voters to decide charter changes

Posted May 08, 2012, at 9:35 p.m.
Last modified May 09, 2012, at 8:24 p.m.

HERMON | In addition to their usual local elections and school budget validation vote, residents here will be asked to consider a series of proposed amendments to their town charter. Voters also will be asked to consider spending $160,932 to buy the house and land at 299 Fuller Road, …

CORRECTION:

A previous version of this story said one of the proposed charter changes would allow up to $70,000 of the town’s reserve account funds to be used to meet cash flow. The correct amount is $750,000.

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  • Anonymous

    The house next to the Town office is a dump.  $160,000 is way too high.  No one is going to buy it for that price except for the Town.  In another story, voters should be looking at the assessed value of each councilor’s house.  The tax assessed value of each house, as noted on the Town website, appears significantly below market value.  For example – Donna Pulver’s 2 story house has a tax assessed value of $15,000 (this does not include the land).  Yes, her house is run down but $15,000 is way below market.  This is likely one reason the councilors like pulver support taking on additional projects such as buying the house next to the Town office or the proposed recreation center a few years ago – no personal impact through higher real estate taxes.  Could this also be an example of cronyism?

  • Anonymous

    Agreed, the house is a dump, not worth the price in this housing market.

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