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As far as I'm concerned part of the taxes I pay here every year went to this property. As long as they are still holding that money I'm part owner just like any other taxpayer in this town. You can cut that pie anyway you want but that is the heart of it. You asked for public money so the public has its rights.
Where I come from a handshake is as good as any legal document. Its a measure of your family name. It is evident that these people only care about scamming us taxpayers out of our money to own a large tract of land.
It is amazing the talk of affordable housing for those truely in need and these people fleece SBS for a mil under the guise of assisting the handicapped.
Yeah, call it the Taxpayers Challenge.
Its funny back east where open land is hard to find but there are snowmobile trails winding a thru northern New England into Canadaon private land. All share in the use of those trails, be it skier, biker, snowmobiler or horse rider. A lot of land owners promote and care for their section of the trails. Rivers are much the same. The major rivers of Maine don't have the disputes that are going on here.
It seems here owners want it all. Its my river or my trail, you stay out. What selfish people.
Quit crying Trousils and work something out. The taxpayers gave you some money for whatever reason, you are wasting additional taxpayer money fighting like children in court .
Yeah, picture a cow with the Trousils yanking on the head and the City pulling the tail with the lawyers sitting on stools either side milking that baby for all its worth.
Revalue thier property and tax the crap out of them so the city's taxpayers can get their money back.
You mean to tell me on 1500 acres there is not enough room to accomodate both? Its great that outdoor recreation will in the future be deternined by those with the money to close off access to any activity they dislike. I'm glad I'm from the "Live Free or Die State". If your property is given tax breaks you must provide public access to hunt, fish, ect. or you can pay a tax rate based on full development rights.
Give me a million to buy some property around here, I'll give anyone access.
I take issue with your drunken sailor remark. Sailors are on the ocean for long periods saving their money to be able to blow it on wine women and song whilst in port. They don't blow money they don't have. I spent 30yrs on the water. I'm far from needing handouts.
Don't forget to add in the costs of a new fire station, fire trucks, police cars, schools, trash collectors, all the services these homeowners will demand and get. True costs for anything is never known until that tax bill shows up. Affordable housing is laughable. Its just the carrot to get you to bite.
What is missed in all the discussions is that a local cashed out 500 ac for 25 mil. Now that is looking out for your comminity. Buy low, sell high!!!!!!!!
Hey Ai, if ski corp goes down the tubes there will be plenty of affordable housing. As we New Englanders like to say, it will be wicked cheap to live here.
If you really thought SB700 was going to be the pipe dream to afforable housing, you need to pack that pipe with some mm. Housing prices are dropping and will continue to do so. The flippers and single property realtors are leaving the market.
Be carefull of what you ask for. All those people moving into those 2000 homes that won't happen would eventually ask for way more than what was on the table. They may be able to buy the house but won't be able to pay the taxes. Take a look around the country where there has been explosive growth. The taxes are outrageous. See how much they pay in Las Vegas where there is no income tax
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