CT Tax Freedom Day Rally

Are you going to be there on Sunday the 21st for the CT Tax Freedom Rally?

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While April 24, 2017 is the National average date, of when Americans have finally earned enough to pay for their portion of Federal, State, and local taxes – CT is the last state to reach that marker…27 days later. It comes down to about 38% of our yearly income. The next closest state is NJ which is May 12th.

Granted, the Federal government has increased some of the taxes we pay, and has pushed our Tax Freedom Day back. Unfortunately for CT, over the past 6 yrs, CT residents and businesses have seen two $2 Billion tax increase budgets, courtesy of the Democrat Trifecta in CT, which moved us even further back. In 2010, the National TFD average was April 9th and CT was April 27th, a 16 day difference. At the time, it was about 32% of our yearly income.

This year, the Democrats, in the Legislature, are again looking…

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Tax Sale Windsor April 22 2017

Windsor Properties to be Sold at Tax Sale on April 22

The Town of Windsor will conduct a tax sale on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in the Ludlow Room located on the lower level of town hall. Bidder registration will be at 8:00 AM and the sale will begin at 10:00 AM.Sixteen properties have been identified for the sale.  These properties have been delinquent on tax payments for three or more years or have more than $20,000 due in back taxes and have not made payment arrangements with the town.  The owners of the properties identified for sale have received a letter from the Town Attorney, and a final notice from the tax office.  They have either not responded, or have not paid enough on their account to date to be removed from the sale.

 

The property owners still have the opportunity to bring their accounts current up through April 21, 2017 to be removed from the actual sale.  If they do not, the property will go up for auction on April 22, 2017.  At that point, if the property sells at the auction, the owner will have a six month redemption period to reclaim their property.  To do so, they will need to reimburse the winning bidder the amount that was due to the Town of Windsor at the time of sale (minimum bid), in addition to 18% (1.5% per month) interest on the total winning bid.  The final day that they would be able to redeem the property will be October 23, 2017.

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The properties listed below are slated for sale at the April 22nd tax sale.  Detailed information on each property, including the Assessor’s field card are available for viewing by clicking on this link:

http://www.townofwindsorct.com/tax/tax-sale.php

 

Property

Location                                  Amount Due*

 

11 Wilson Ave                        $11,726.28

230 Windsor Ave                    $21,137.13

32 Eagleton Dr                        $17,528.37

1202 Matianuck Ave              $24,067.31

878 Matianuck Ave                $9,751.73

35 Scarborough Rd                 $14,868.51

32 Mack St                              $16,189.20

85 Dudley Town Rd               $12,738.78

31 Olga Ave                            $14,039.05

111 Rood Ave                        $19,144.89

781T Park Ave                        $15,450.19

332 Poquonock Ave               $22,075.74

404 Otee Cir                           $14,757.85

799 Matianuck Ave                $14,339.14

33 Hillcrest Rd                        $17,517.78

59 Longview Dr                      $17,360.87

 

*NOTE:  These amounts will change as additional interest, lien fees, and other charges associated with the tax sale are added.  If you are the owner of one of the above listed properties, or have a lien or encumbrance on one of these properties, please contact the Windsor Tax Collector at 860-285-1811 for a payoff total based on the date you intend to make payment.

Since They Built It will the Public Come?

Well opening day is almost here… just hours away and counting down…

and THIS Year Dunkin Stadium; home of the Hartford Yard Goats, will actually open on it’s scheduled date and time!

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Something which it failed to do last year due to all the many building and legal troubles plaguing the; shady done in back rooms to cheat out on the city of New Britain, town council deal from 2013/14…

Not personally a fan of baseball to start with, I was against the building of the stadium using taxpayer monies from the get go… as a taxpaying homeowner like many others I resent that due to the many legal troubles that the city of Hartford over the mismanagement of city funds that we in the suburbs are being forced to pay for this project which doesn’t really do much to benefit current residents of the north end of Hartford who lost a supermarket deal with the stadium going in.

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Chompers  & ChewChew & the children who won the contest to name the Mascots in 2015 – Photo from Hartford Courant C.Poisson

With all of the legal stuff going on, the stadium which had problems with work stopping and starting and then off again with new people needing to be brought in to finish up, I do hope that eventually the citizens of the north end of Hartford will be able to benefit.

We can all hope that the stadium will do well, but no matter how pretty it might be (if you can call the building pretty) the questions are…

“Will the Public Come as Paying Ticket Holders?”

“Will people bring their families to the edge of the north end of Hartford which has a reputation for drugs and gags and shootings?”

After all the money that has been wasted on this project I do hope that the team stays in town and some how against the odds the stadium can turn an actual profit…

But the democrats in power seem to have a knack for making businesses and jobs leave the state after giving them millions of taxpayer dollars and tax breaks so I’m not holding out my breath on this turning out to be profitable…

So let’s see if this year at least if they can get and keep the stadium filled with baseball fans cheering

“Let’s Go Yard Goats!!! Chomp Chomp Chomp!!”

 

Happy Spring – Free Ice Cream Anyone?

Happy First Day of SPRING!

#WinterStormEugene has left a mess that is still in our yards from last week but it is officially SPRING according to weathermen across the country…

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Today in CT there’s still a heaping amount of snow in our yards but it is officially the first day of spring! March doesn’t know which way it wants to go, having some warmer days earlier and then slamming us with #BlizzardEugene… but now at least the sun is shining and the calendar says that it’s SPRING

Check around to see which of the local ice cream shops around you are offering a Free Small One Scoop Ice Cream. To celebrate spring there are a couple that are offering a Free Small Cone or a Buy One Get On Special.

Will you and the children be going out to enjoy the beautiful day and go out to find the Free Ice Cream in your location? Let everyone know which places are offering Free or BOGO Ice Cream in your area by leaving a comment below.

Phone Calls Doorknockers Postcards

Has your phone been ringing off the hook this week?

Has your door been visited by young strangers with clipboards & cards?

Has your mailbox been overflowing with oversized postcards these past few days?

Well then you must live in one of the districts that is having a SPECIAL ELECTION on this coming Tuesday Feb 28th 2017!!!

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What’s in my mailbox this week? A Pile of Political Postcards Of Course!

This Special Election cycle there are 3 candidates that will be on the ballot for state senate in both of the districts having them  (former senator Kane’s district is the 32nd and former senator Coleman’s district is the 2nd) – which for the republican candidate in the 2nd district actually increases his chances of winning the race since the third candidate is seriously splitting the democrat party vote.

If you go by the number of yard signs in Windsor; the race is between Mike McDonald who has the hometown advantage born & raised in Windsor and Aaron Romano from Bloomfield, on the major roads in Windsor.

I’ve not seen a single Doug McCrory yard sign yet in my travels last week and this prior to my car needing repairs which has sidelined me until early next week when it should be back from the mechanic’s

It looks like Doug is taking from Hillary’s playbook & making the assumption that he is the democrat in a “safe” democrat district so therefore the CEP Grant money can be used for partying rather than actually in investing in a website, Facebook ads or paying for phone callers & polls? What is Doug doing with his $70k+ CEP funding grant money, is 2 postcards all that is going to be shown for the Taxpayers Money for the Special Election?

Mike McDonald has invested his $70k+ CEP Grant money wisely. Mike started fast putting up a website,  he’s gotten a HQ in Windsor and is getting yard signs out into people’s yards. Mike has invested in LIVE phone callers & a polling service. Mike has had door knockers going out with him which are rewarded with a meal for their volunteering service. He’s putting his CEP Grant money visibly to work in addition to the postcards sent and personally knocking on doors in Windsor. Mike did get an on air interview over at CT Talking with Brad and Dan.

Even Aaron Romano has been using his funds wisely for getting out the message with 2 versions of his signs according to the Facebook page that he has. At least 2 phone calls have come into the house while we’ve been home with live people on the other end to answer questions. Aaron is going out into the community in Hartford and has been on the local radio stations a few times.

So these are small things which you might want to consider as we head into the Special Election on Tuesday.

How are each of the candidates treating the Taxpayer Monies given to them via the CEP Grant to reach the public?

Have you had the opportunity to talk to the candidates or ask questions of their staff and volunteers?

or have you only gotten a postcard for all of your tax dollars put into the CEP fund?

Get Out and VOTE on Tuesday Feb 28th 2017 at your local polling station if you live in the 2nd or 32nd State Senate Districts or the 115th State Rep District