Danbury residents who live on Candlewood Lake turned out for a special meeting of the City Council as they seek property tax relief. After a public hearing, the City Council has voted unanimously to pass an ordinance allowing the City to address excessive tax increases based on inconsistencies in the revaluation process in certain neighborhoods.
Council Minority Leader Tom Saadi says he's been consistently disappointed with Vision Appraisal for years. But he says there are a limited amount of companies in the region so it was urgent for the City to step up to help residents.
If people meet certain standards in the ordinance, they may be able to get their taxes adjusted down based on the October 2012 revaluation. Saadi says it's not just Candlewood waterfront property owners, it's also residents living on other water fronts.
The deadline to file an appeal with the Tax Assessor's office has been extended to March 20th.