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March 28, 2007

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Well that sucks.
(not necessarily the proposal, mind you--I mean that I sat with one of Prozanski's people for several minutes yesterday, and while somebody in that group was giving the AP a draft proposal, I was getting little to nothing in the way of decent information. Boo.)

I am confused I have heard so many different stories....that you get 3 parcels...but could get 10 if you apply and I have heard that there is a grid...if you have so many parcels you get this...and if you have more...you get that...up to 10 parcels. I also have heard you get transferablity...but when you sell the new owner has only 4 years to build, or loses the right to ever build. What is the logic in that. Who is right...does anyone really know what is going on.

I don't think anyone should have a right to transfer those supposed 'grandfather' rights. This whole thing is a huge mess and these people claiming they have been cheated out of millions in profits are not measuring them from the time the zoning changed. They also are not going to be offering to pay back the reduced property taxes they benefited from over all those years.

This proposal is an absolute DISASTER:

1. This proposal gives development rights to people who purchased their property before 1994! This basically expands the boundary to so many other people. 1994!!!!!

2. Existing claims are STILL valid.

3. Claimants could use these options, or just go through the regular M37 course. There are no changes in that regard. Basically, this gives claimants more options, and expands the # of people who can develop.

We have been paying RR-5 taxes on our property for over thirty (30) years, even though the state decided, in their grand wisdom, to change our entire 23 acreas to Open Space. You folks think we pay "cheap" taxes. Do some homework.

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