City Councilwoman Dante’ Bartolomeo is seeking to inform Meriden property owners about Wednesday’s Executive Order extending the property tax deadline for Connecticut municipalities whose residents pay on a quarterly basis.
The 15 day grace period from the accrual of interest on personal property and real property in these 12 Connecticut cities and towns, including Meriden, will extend the payment of October installments due November 1st to November 15th instead.
“With all that Meriden residents have had to face as the result of Hurricane Sandy, that taxpayers will get a little relief as a result of this extension,” Bartolomeo said. “The extra time will give our citizens a chance to get their lives back to normal without worrying about fees and interest.”
According to Office of Policy and Management, the following 12 towns will have their quarterly due dates for real property taxes extended to November 15th:
Andover, Bethel, Brooklyn, Danbury, Fairfield, Killingly, Meriden, Ridgefield, Salisbury, Sharon, Trumbull, Westport
Andover, Brooklyn, Danbury, Killingly, Ridgefield, Salisbury, Sharon, Trumbull and Westport also have quarterly due dates for personal property taxes.
“Getting life back to normal is going to take some time, but this Executive Order will give residents some breathing room to avoid accumulating interest fees,” said Governor Malloy in a statement released yesterday. “Local leaders and legislators have advocated strongly for their communities – this is important in the effort to help people recover from Hurricane Sandy.”
In addition to her service on the City Council, Bartolomeo is the Democratic candidate for the 13th District Senate seat that includes Meriden, Cheshire, Middletown, Middlefield and Rockfall. In the State Senate, Bartolomeo has promised to continue her efforts to lessen the property tax burden on behalf of lower- and middle-income residents.
“As a wife and mother, I’m very aware of the challenges our working families face on a daily basis,” she said. “If elected, I will fight every day in Hartford to ensure greater municipal aid to our cities and towns so our communities no longer have to rely primarily on property taxes.”
About Dante´ Bartolomeo
Dante´ Bartolomeo has served on the Meriden City Council since 2008 and is currently Deputy Majority Leader. She is also Chair of the Public Works and Parks & Recreation Committee, Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee and Liaison to the Board of Education. Under her watch, Meriden has reduced its operating expenses three out of the last four years, fully funded its pension obligations and increased its bond rating by three notches to AA-. Prior to her role as a City Councilwoman, Bartolomeo served her community as an advocate for universal health care and enhanced educational opportunities for Meriden students. She and her husband, Doug, have two sons: Riley, 16 and Cameron, 10.