Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More on PILOT Fees...

Massachusetts is at it again.  Now the town of Belmont is joining the cities of Cambridge and Boston in requesting that some nonprofits pay fees in lieu of taxes, PILOT fees. These payments will ease municipal budgets by paying some portion of the costs of public works and safety services. I'm just sayin', if museums could quantify the reduced demand on public works achieved by stormwater management, on site chemical reduction, and reduced energy consumption and increased energy production, they can defend their resistance to, or reduction in, PILOT fee payments.

There was more on this here in this blog.  PLEASE let me know if you're preparing for this eventuality in your area, and if you're using, or have used, sustainable practices to avoid costs and make your case to your municipality. 

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