Why pay anything you don't have to ? A request for a more lubrative PILOT for housing is more difficult as those who do pay taxes are getting more reluctant to pay....These big developers getting breaks is a case of the makers taking from the takers. Its not new...remember all those 801 task forces back in the 80s ?
It's a tough call, as its all wrapped up in "creating jobs" and caring for Army families.
Local pols see all the suits from developers and big government coming in asking them for some free stuff...It tough to say no, because for so many years we have said yes.
Watertown Daily Times PILOT request frustrates district