Many of us have noticed the Patch articles concerning the fact that several Groton Long Point residents are suing the Town of Groton in a class action for what they feel are unreasonable tax increases.
Personally, I don't blame the GLP residents one bit for being upset.
The fact that many of them are usually just here for the summer, and are not full-time residents, but still have to pay outrageous taxes....puts them in the realm of "taxation without representation."
I hope that GLP is successful in their lawsuit and that it will help open the door for the rest of us in the future.
This whole CT property tax system...taxing on " unrealized gains".... is a mess, especially for the older folks in the communities who are trying to stay in their homes. It is totally unfair.
If the State of CT will not solve the problem, the Towns, especially Groton, need to establish some local limits in order to protect their citizens.
If you agree, write your local representatives. If not, send me an e-mail and tell me why this shouldn't be done. EdwardR.Johnson72@gmail.com