[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of North Haven: Art. I, 8-27-1980 Annual Town Meeting. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Assessment Relief for Elderly
[Adopted 8-27-1980 ATM]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded an ordinance adopted 3-14-1979 STM.
Pursuant to the provisions of Connecticut General Statutes, Section 7-253a, person(s) owning property within the Town of North Haven, which property has been assessed for benefits resulting from sewer construction pursuant to Section 7-249 and/or Section 7-251 of the Connecticut General Statutes and which property owner(s) is (are) eligible for tax relief pursuant to Sections 12-129b and 12-170a of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended, may apply to the Sewer Commission of the Town of North Haven or its successor commission, if any, on forms to be supplied by said Commission, for assessment payment plans other than the installment payment plans permitted under Section 7-253 of the Connecticut General Statutes, which alternate assessment payment plans may entitle the eligible property owner(s) to pay as little as the annual interest charge as provided in Section 7-253 of the Connecticut General Statutes on any deferred payments or outstanding balance of principal, provided that, in any such optional method of payment, the outstanding balance of principal and any delinquent interest payments shall become due and payable upon any transfer of title to the property subject to such assessment or upon the death of such property owner.
Any such optional method of payment shall be subject to annual review, revisions and/or termination by the Sewer Commission, and any property owner(s) may be required by the Commission, on an annual basis, to update any application so approved so as to keep the Commission apprised of their eligibility and financial status.
In no case shall the Commission be required to grant an optional payment plan requiring only the interest payment set forth above, and in no case shall the Commission require an optional payment plan which requires a greater payment than permitted in Section 7-253. Within those guidelines, the Commission shall have absolute discretion so long as it acts consistently in accordance with the financial status of the applicants.
This ordinance shall be effective with respect to assessment of benefits pursuant to Section 7-249 and Section 7-251 presently levied and unpaid, as well as to any such assessment levied on or after the effective date hereof.