Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Interesting Info Learned Today

On my way to the IDA meeting this afternoon, someone asked why I was going to that meeting. My answer was simple: I might learn something interesting. And I did. 

Today was the IDA's annual meeting, and members of the IDA were reviewing the audit report with accountant Victor Churchill of Sickler, Torchia, Allen, and Churchill. One item in that report was the PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) on the IDA's only PILOT agreement: Hudson Terrace Apartments, a PILOT initiated in 2010.

The report indicated that the full tax on Hudson Terrace Apartments in 2018 would have been $228,248. The PILOT, what was actually paid in 2018, was $167,404--about 73 percent of the property tax.


  1. Interesting fact. unfortunately i hear that a large proportion of the police calls in one year are to Hudson Terrace.

    Rather than charging the complex less, it would make more sense to charge them extra since they consume so much policing service.

  2. More reason to call the current assessment fiasco a fiasco.