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Anthony Fire Tax Abatement Meeting
Last week, Town Council President Gary Cote attempted to pass a Tax Abatement on the Anthony Mill project.
The meeting was later ruled null and void by the district attorney, and another is being held on April 4 with the intention of having the Anthony Fire District follow the same abatement process that the Town of Coventry did for the mill property.
The town was upholding a court order to abate the assessment, however the fire district is not under the court order, and is in no position to give away tax dollars nor can it afford to give out tax credits.
The abatement for the property valuation would be nearly a million dollars for the next two years and upwards of 15-20 million over the next eight years.
Please come to this meeting and voice your opinion!
More About Anthony Fire Station
Anthony Fire Station is the headquarters for the Coventry Fire District, one of four fire districts in Coventry. The district, which was founded in 1925, encompasses 5.5 square miles, with a population of 17,000. As of Jan. 1, 2011, the station will boast 17 firefighters, not including Fire Chief Paul Labbadia. The station houses one fire engine, a ladder truck, rescue and heavy rescue unit. Truck bays for the station face Fairview Avenue and Washington Street.