Due to the impending storm tomorrow, Trash & Recycling pickups for Wednesday, March 21st will begin at approximately 1:00 a.m. If your trash/recycling pickup is on Wednesday, please place your trash/recycling carts out tonight, Tuesday, March 20th in advance of the storm. Please note parking is only permitted on the odd-numbered side of the street for Wednesday, March 21st. This will assist with the plowing of City streets. The Shelton Senior Center will be closed on Wednesday, March 21st.

Until a total Grand List, including all new values, is completed, and a new budget is adopted, no one can say what the mill rate or your tax bill will be.

A fact to consider, however, is that with the downward or upward adjustment of the mill rate at revaluation, the tax bill on motor vehicles could increase or decrease. Remember since the 2011 revaluation the real estate assessments have been 70% of 2011 market value, and have remained that way for the past five years until the 2016 revaluation. But this is not the case for motor vehicles. A motor vehicle is annually assessed at 70% of current average retail value. When the mill rate is reduced, one will pay less in Shelton on motor vehicles.  When the mill rate increases, one will pay more.

In other words, consider the total municipal tax bill – real estate and motor vehicles – and then look at the impact of revaluation.