waldo lemieux wrote:
Well I just got my new assessment and I will now be paying 8K per year for my homestead. Now realize if you will this is a two story 3 bedroom 2.5 bath 1800sf home. One that I milled out my own lumber for, built largely alone and have not yet got all complete. we have a 20x30 garage /shop and 12 acres. My taxes are 200$ a month more than my mortgage...... You guys worry about the Feederal govt???? Its the locals that are taking all yer money and your property rights and when the revolution starts , my killin starts right here in good ole central NY.
My father had the same issues with rural property that is not
actively farmed and his taxes for the home and 16 acres in the
Town of Ithaca were close to insane.
My house and less than an acre lot are assessed more than 100K :^(
It may be worth pursuing clearing it, selling the stumpage and then
renting the land for crop land and that would reduce your taxes.
On the boiler front-things are going well with one minute on the timer
every ten minutes and 7 turns out on screw adjuster for the pusher plate stroke.
I have been burning a 40 pound bag of Kimmels rice coal a day.
I think we have found our sweet spot for boiler operation now and the house
is not too warm and the thermostat is satisfied.
SO far so good here on my mountain at 1,140 feet above Mean Sea Level.