In this Issue…

Long Awaited Senior Tax Relief Coming January 1st
I am happy to report that after many years of advocating for changes to our Senior Tax Relief program, the Board finally approved changes on December 7th. The approved senior tax relief will raise the income and net worth eligibility limits for real estate tax relief beginning January 1, 2022 and adds a deferral option for others. In addition, it lets eligible residents exclude up to five acres of land that cannot be subdivided from the net worth calculation for homes. This relief is critically important for our older adults and disabled residents who have felt the most impact from the pandemic, record inflation, and the 45 percent increase in taxes over the last decade. I’ll share more with you below on the details of the expanded program as well as where I think it needs to be expanded in our next round of senior tax relief. 
Alpine-X Takes Another Step Forward - At our December meeting, the Board voted to adopt a second interim agreement with Alpine-X for the proposal to develop an indoor downhill ski slope on the I-95 landfill. I’m glad to see this very exciting sports tourism opportunity moving forward.
Other news and information…
  • Plastic Bag Tax Goes into Effect (January 1)
  • Rapid Antigen Tests in Libraries (As Supply is Available)
  • Online Shopping Safety