Representative Arthur O’Neill and Senator Rob Kane have testified in favor of legislation aimed at providing relief to the residents of Heritage Village in Southbury. The proposal would amend state law to establish a partial property tax exemption for the installation or improvement of public service company infrastructure.
Heritage Village residents face a rate increase of 73-percent.
They say many residents are on fixed incomes and the increase would result in annual payment increases of nearly $300 for each resident. O'Neill says the goal of the legislation is to encourage public service company infrastructure upgrades while reducing the costs passed on to ratepayers.
The bill awaits a vote by the committee.