Five local businesses made good on delinquent taxes from fiscal 2012, days before the Milford Selectmen were scheduled to address the matter in a public hearing.
One business has set a schedule, accepted by town officials last week, to pay the real estate taxes that were due in the fiscal year that ended July 1, 2012.
Friendly Car Wash, 39 Green St., paid its personal property taxes in full for the last fiscal year, but will pay $26,217.37 in outstanding real estate taxes and the current year's taxes on a schedule. The business will pay about $2,500 a month for the next five months, to pay the outstanding amount, then $2,000 a month through December 2013 to pay the current fiscal year taxes, according to a letter distributed to selectmen.
Selectmen told the business owner, Robert Sheehan, they understood that times were tough and were confident the business would meet the terms set out in the payment letter. "I appreciate the difficulty in this economy," said Selectman Bill Buckley.
Five other businesses paid their outstanding fiscal 2012 taxes after receiving a notice from Town Administrator Louis Celozzi that they were scheduled for a public hearing on the matter. According to a town tax document, they are:
- PiNZ, 110 S. Main St., which paid all taxes from 2012 and will pay $17,972 in first and second quarter fiscal 2013 real estate taxes this year.
- Campos Auto Detailing, 3 Beach St., which paid all taxes in 2012 and will pay $2,323 in first and second quarter fiscal 2013 real estate taxes this year.
- 113 Central St., which paid all taxes in 2012 and will pay $4,018.63 in first and second quarter fiscal 2013 taxes on a schedule.
- Cedar Street Market, 100 E. Main St., which paid all taxes in 2012 and will pay $5,718.21 in first and second quarter 2013 taxes this year.
- Casa Nova Market, 102 Central St., which will pay $9,495.34 in real estate taxes for first and second quarter fiscal 2013 in weekly payments.