Riiska: “They Finally Caught Us”

The Town of Norfolk is being billed for $2,600 in taxes on 30.5 acres of town-owned land that lies within the borders of Colebrook. “It will be the first time they have taxed us on it since 1866,” Matt Riiska told his Board of Selectmen. 

He said it is an interior lot and inaccessible except through Norfolk’s transfer station. “They are charging us for a building lot plus excess acreage, which is bogus,” he said, adding that he will apply to have the parcel treated as forest land under Connecticut Act 490, thereby decreasing the taxes in future years.

“After 160 years, the finally got caught us,” he quipped.

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