Resident David Gross says the plan doesn't make sense and plans to vote 'no.'
Monday, December 3, 2012
I am a retired Sudbury senior and long-time resident but I don’t qualify for the property tax reduction. I am well below the income limit but the value of my home is above the cutoff. It makes no sense to me that to qualify for assistance to continue as a Sudbury resident I have to move to a less expensive home. Once I sell I will have to wait out the 10-year residency requirement. I may as well move to Hudson and benefit from the much lower tax rate there. Meanwhile, a young family moves into my former home, defeating the stated purpose of this legislation. On top of that, if I choose to stay put I will experience the burden (admittedly small) of helping other seniors stay in their homes as my property tax goes up because of this law. …
Route 20 Sewer Project also on the ballot.
Sudbury voters were slow to hit the polls early on Tuesday for the Special Town Election, which includes two Proposition 2 1/2 overrides and a debt exclusion question. According to Town Clerk Rosemary Harvell, of the 11,830 registered voters, only 1,422 had voted as of 1 p.m. One voting official at Town Hall said the flow had been constant, but slow. Harvell said there were no write-in ballots for this election, so the unofficial results should be available soon after the booths close at 8 p.m. The two main issues are whether the town approves an increase in taxes. The increase would approve a $553,000 override for Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Superintendent/Principal Scott Carpenter has said approval of the override would prevent…