Both candidates for Mayor in New Milford have reportedly paid their tax bills late. Incumbent Democratic Mayor David Gronbach averaged less than two weeks late according to the Newstimes. Republican challenger Pete Bass paid an average seven months late.
The publication also says Bass owes thousands of dollars in unpaid debts over the last decade, mostly from medical and dental services, which resulted in liens against his home and wage garnishments. Bass explained that he gets paid by commission as a mortgage loan officer and that he had a heart attack last year, had thyroid cancer and needs to have lymph nodes in his neck removed next month.
Bass told the Newstimes that he does not expect his health problems to interfere with his campaign or performance as mayor if elected.