From The Rumford Reporter:
Do you have unpaid taxes as of April 2011? If so, you might as well skip the tax collector and go straight to the town clerk's office because your property now has a lien placed on it. I don't care if they don't have to legally notify the owner that they are going to put a lien on the property or not, it is unethical and not very good customer service to place a lien on the property without first notifying the property owner. Considering we live in a town that has hundreds and hundreds of people who have unpaid taxes, it makes one curious why the Town of Rumford would choose to handle the unpaid property taxes in this way. Is it because they are hard up for cash due to the current situation with the mill? Is it because they have the mentality that if they are going down so is everybody else? Is it because they don't care about customer service and the community in general? Is it because they want to trap people by wrecking their credit scores and ability to buy property elsewhere? Or is it because they are just plain evil?
Something to think about: If you own property here in Rumford and you don't have a mortgage on that piece of property, make sure that you keep up with your taxes. If you don't, the Town of Rumford will put a lien on the property and at any point can decide that they will no longer accept payment from you and take your property. If you have a mortgage on your home, you are in a better position ironically. The Town of Rumford will have to duke it out with your big bad mortgage company who has the financial resources to stomp them deep into the ground if messed with. So, who is the Town going to go after? Little ole you who either forgot to pay them or can't afford to pay them OR the big bad multi-billion dollar mortgage company who will kick Jennifer Kreckle, Town Attorney's ass all over the courtroom?
Everyone thought or thinks that Carlo Puiia, (Town Manager) is a nice guy. Not so. He is just as sneaky and conniving as the rest of them have been. But, he is worse because he portrays himself as some nice guy who understands when in fact he is working behind the scenes to take care of himself, his bloated budgets, and his flock of underworked personnel. He doesn't give a damn about the taxpayer just like the rest of the fools we have had sitting in his office since Bob Welch. He is the one who okayed this new protocol of putting a lien on your house if you have not paid your taxes from this past APRIL 2011. Carlo Puiia is not a true Mainer or a true neighbor because he is showing his true colors by putting the screws to his neighbors and community prematurely in any way that he can. I'm sure that a lot of us can attest to the fact that they have been late before or simply forgot to pay their taxes and their home did not get a lien placed on it that soon. This is a new protocol now in place because of Carlo Puiia and the same goons some of you elected to the Board of Selectman again.
By the way, thanks for putting the same completely unprofessional, totally ignorant, small minded fools back on the Board and back in the Town Attorney's position again. I'm sure the rest of us will appreciate what you have done for years to come. NOT. Maybe Steve Eldridge will move to Rumford and be the Town Manager again. He can pick up where he left off. Who votes these people in? Are they rigging the votes too? Everybody complains about how things are done around here yet nobody ever admits to voting the fools in or wants to do anything about it. On behalf of those that did not vote for them, thanks a lot. The new 'old' board will throw you under the bus without even thinking twice. And, they have Carlo Puiia to carry out their dirty work with a smile on his face.
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Very interesting that the Town of Rumford is going after property tax payers for being a few months late on their taxes when the town is already 2 months late and counting on the commitment book with no end in site. http://rivervalleysun.com/2709/newpage_valuation_falls_87_million/ This is the 4th year in a row if not more that the tax bills have gone out late. What was it, December last year? With the first installment due in October. Then there is the little matter of Rumford's frighteningly escallating property taxes that the Town Manager and Selectpersons know about when they do up the budgets and send them to voters but conveniently neglect to tell us about until after the voting. Looks like de ja vu again this year with the mill valuation lower another $8.7 million and then there is the little matter of the mill filing Chapter 11. Does anyone really think the town will see any tax payment from the mill? Has anyone seen any sign that the Town Manager, Department Heads, or Selectpersons are taking action to cut in anticipation of losing 46% of the town's taxes payments? How many of us are prepared to or capable of paying double? Jennifer Kreckle will be happy she will be billing the town for a lot of lien processings come this time next year.
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