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Colchester asks for reconsideration on camp taxes

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COLCHESTER, Vt. -

The town of Colchester is asking a judge to reconsider a ruling that struck down its new property tax methodology.

During a townwide reappraisal last year, the town added a new assessment for the land and amenity value of camps on leased land along Lake Champlain. Forty-four camp owners appealed, saying the new assessment amounted to double taxation, since the landowners were also being taxes for the value of the land.

A judge agreed and ordered the town to refund the camp owners-- a decision that amounts to $128,000 in tax revenue. Now the town select board has voted to ask the court to reconsider that judgment. The board has not yet decided if it will appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.

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