An­caster tax­pay­ers get­ting a raw deal

RE: Taxes in An­caster

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

My home in An­caster is val­ued at $700,000. I pay $6,700 in prop­erty tax. It has come to my at­ten­tion that a home on Mill Street in Wa­ter­down val­ued at 1.2 mil­lion pays $5,294 in prop­erty tax!

In com­par­i­son a home on First Road in Stoney Creek val­ued at $700,000 pays $4,238 in prop­erty tax!

Is this a joke? Am I dream­ing? How on earth can there be such an enor­mous dis­crep­ancy in prop­erty tax­a­tion within the Greater Hamil­ton Area? Why are the res­i­dents of An­caster forced to pay such huge prop­erty tax bills? This is ab­so­lutely ridicu­lous ... Dar­rell J Hicks, An­caster

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