New Hartford, NY

#1 May 15, 2008
Why is our little town driving us out?? Us and many many others. The town of Cicero, NY has increased our taxes to a point which are unaffordable to most residence. We received a letter the other day pertaining to town tax increases. Giving the residence until the 27Th. of this month to dispute it. It seems we are having to constantly dispute something our Governments and businesses are doing to survive from day to day. With the economy the way it is, we are now doomed. Really, I am not kidding. MY FAMILY IS DOOMED. I have to select between eating and paying taxes. NY is no place for family's anymore. I , like many, love NY. However, to continue to stay here spells disaster for us. We are hanging on by a thread. Now we are sinking with these outrageous tax increases. The money we received from the Government to stimulate the economy $1200.00 has to go back to the Government in the way of taxes, PLUS AN ADDITIONAL $800.00 DOLLARS MORE. I don't think this is what President Bush had in mind when he announced it to the citizens.. This is not stimulating by any means. It is an out right crime. Time to sell and get out. Like many others we can't keep doing this. It is sad. We have raised our children and grandchildren in this town. Greedy politicians and business is driving us out.We have to leave all our memories behind.


Another sinking American Cicero, NY resident.


United States

#2 May 26, 2008
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#3 Jul 27, 2008
There is a abuse of power in cicero. and you will
see it come to light, in the future. keep your on the politics.

Waterloo, Canada

#4 Aug 5, 2009
We cannot sit back and take this , this is tyranny !!
albert waffner

Dundee, NY

#5 Oct 21, 2009
i own 4 lots harbor village no road in the woods tax went from 24$ to 490$ per lot.assessor said they will roll back next year.i should have went to grevance,i had no notice but its up to me to check.now they say i must pay 2000$ school tax and 2000$ county tax in the spring.the lots are to small to build on

Utica, NY

#6 Mar 4, 2011
is the meeting at yhe ice rinks still on for 6:00 monday nite and what can i do to help notify everybody envoled
Ron Ince


#7 Mar 21, 2011
The only way out of this mess that the previous admistration got us Cicero taxpayers into is to redo the lakefront property by assesing the actual house you live in and the lot size not the view or location. The money we are spending on the wasteful cicero police should be used for our own town assessor ahd some part time when needed.We really do need a emergency referendum for or against the lame cicero police dept.In my opinion the GAR needs to be replaced by our own town assessor because of all the inconsistantcies.
Ron Ince


#8 Mar 22, 2011
Just wondering Judy, is GAR going to take into consideration the damage the ice did to our lakefront properties, maybe a tax rebate for the damage?


#9 Apr 2, 2011
your government is long known to be self serving........your officials live good on your dime...your police try to scratch together every dollar they can doin tickets....too many cronies in cicero....all family probly..
if they drive you out somebody wi more loot moves in..... or they raise taxes again on the remaining tax payers to keep their govt jobs goin...

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