WOODLAND, Maine — A Woodland Choose Board member owes two years of unpaid taxes to the city, in response to public tax data.
Thomas Drew is serving a three-year time period on the board, which is able to finish in 2024. Delinquent tax data printed for the city’s annual assembly point out that Drew owes $10,354.24, a mixed whole of 2021 and 2022.
He’s the newest public official in Aroostook to owe again taxes. In July, Reed Plantation selectboard chair and assessor Scott Hannington labored with officers to pay a $22,275 invoice in private property taxes that spanned a number of years.
Drew mentioned Wednesday that he plans to work with the city on a plan to pay again his taxes. He attributed his present tax debt to a current “monetary hardship.”
“I do plan to pay it off as a result of if I don’t I’ll lose my farm,” mentioned Drew, who owns H.B. Farms, a dairy farm in Woodland.
Woodland’s city constitution doesn’t have a coverage requiring elected officers to pay taxes with a view to serve on the Choose Board.
The tax data itemizing Drew’s debt have been distributed at Woodland’s annual city price range assembly Tuesday. It’s typical of cities to checklist delinquent tax data within the annual price range booklet, all of which is public file.
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