Grand list goes up $4.2M in Beacon Falls

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BEACON FALLS — The 2014 grand list increased slightly.

The town’s net grand list for Oct. 1, 2014 is $479.4 million, an increase of $4.2 million or about 0.88 percent from 2013. A municipality’s grand list is a tabulation of the assessed values of real estate, personal property and motor vehicles.

The assessed value of real estate saw the largest monetary increase. Assessed real estate is $416.7 million, a $2.2 million or 0.53 percent increase from the 2013 grand list.

Assessor June Chadderton said the increase was minimal because there had been few new constructions or home improvement projects in town.

The assessed value of personal property is $20.6 million, a $1.73 million or 9.16 percent increase from the 2013 grand list.

Chadderton credited new businesses opening in town, the largest of which was United Rentals, Inc., for the increase

The assessment for motor vehicles went up $266,640 or 0.88 percent to $80.8 million.
Chadderton said not many people bought new cars and older cars decreased in value.

Using the current mill rate of 32.5, the increase in the grand list equals about $136,430 in new tax revenue, Chadderton said.

First Selectman Christopher Bielik said the town would not have any trouble putting the money to use.

“I wish it was bigger, but it’s a positive number and every little bit helps,” Bielik said.

Top 10 taxpayers

Two North Main LLC, $11,133,280

Connecticut Light & Power Co., $9,431,470

AM Alexandria LLC, $3,561,650

Murtha Enterprises Inc., $3,449,860

Murtha Industrial Four LLC, $2,524,210

Aquarion Water Co. of Connecticut, $2,523,910

SMSP-Connecticut LLC, $2,346,400

CRC Development LLC, $2,057,590

Seymour Beacon Falls LLC, $1,985,520

Mark Leonard, $1,792,930

The figures represent the combined assessment for the taxpayers. List provided by the Beacon Falls Assessor’s Office.