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January 25, 2014

Letter: Property taxes on the rise

To the editor:

It was with great interest I read the mayor’s comments from her recent inaugural speech regarding the 2014 property tax increase (“Driscoll: Unwavering commitment to Salem,” Jan. 11). She claims that the tax increase was the lowest in a decade.

Well, not for everybody. The taxes for my condo unit at Church Court Condos (and for most of the others in my building) increased from $3,500.41 in fiscal year 2013 to $3,970.30 in fiscal year 2014, a 121/2 percent increase — by far the largest annual increase in the 13 years I’ve lived here.

I’ve left a message for my newly elected ward councilor, but have yet to hear back from her. So, I’m hoping somebody could please explain this to me.

Stephen Bisson

Salem

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