Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017
Public Workshop on
Zoning Regulation 352, Farming
Sherman’s Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public workshop on Wednesday June 7, 2017 7:00 pm at Mallory Town Hall. The subject will be an amendment to Zoning Regulation 352, Farming. The intention is to review the regulation with all interested parties before the next step in this process which will be scheduling a Public Hearing. We hope to answer any questions and consider any concerns raised in this informal forum. Please note, this does apply to the Farm Winery Regulation which is scheduled for Public Hearing July 6, 2017.
Please CLICK HERE to view/download a working copy of the Farming Amendment for review.
TAXES! TAXES! TAXES!
NOTICE TO SHERMAN TAXPAYERS
I have received the Tax Warrant to start collections as of July 1, 2017 for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018 on the Grand List of October 1, 2016. The mill rate for the Town of Sherman has been set at 20.33. Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the Town of Sherman, CT that taxes for Motor Vehicles along with the first installment of Real Estate and Personal Property on the Grand List of October 1, 2016 becomes due and payable July 1, 2017. If the first installment is not paid on or before August 1, 2017 interest will be charged at a rate of 1.5% per month from the original due date, with a minimum interest charge of $2.00. Any tax under $100, and all Motor Vehicle Taxes are due and payable in-full July 1, 2017, last day to pay without penalty is August 1, 2017.
Payments must be postmarked by the United States Postal Service on or before August 1, 2017 to be considered timely. Any payment received after August 1, 2017 lacking a postmark, or having a postmark after August 1, 2017 will be considered delinquent.
Municipal taxes are the responsibility of the taxpayer. §12-130 - Failure to send or receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer from his/her liability for the payment of taxes or delinquent charges.
Mail: Tax Collector’s Office, P.O. Box 39, Sherman, CT 06784. If a receipt is needed, mail in your entire bill to be receipted with your payment along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Again, payment must be postmarked on or before August 1, 2017 to be considered timely.
Office: Hours are Tuesday thru Friday 9a-12p & 1p-4p. Only the payment counter will be open on Saturday’s in July of 2017 from 9a-12p. Any questions about assessment values or adjustments need to be directed to the Tax Assessor’s office Tuesday – Friday.
Please note that Mallory Town Hall is closed Saturday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 4, 2017 for the Independence Day Holiday. You can view the Town Calendar for other closures at the Town’s website.
Online: New Online Payment Vendor: InvoiceCloud has acquired MCC. Payments may be made with a credit/debit card or by transferring funds online at the Town’s website, click on View/Pay Taxes on the homepage. Fees apply. Credit/Debit cards are not accepted in the office or over the phone.
The Tax Collector’s Office will close at noon on Friday, June 30, 2017 to close out fiscal year 2016-2017.
Sherman Tax Collector
New Online TAX Payment Vendor
For Municipal Taxes
Metropolitan Communications LLC (MCC) has been acquired by InvoiceCloud. If you have an account set up with MCC you will no longer be able to access that account to pay your municipal taxes. You will need to set up a new account with InvoiceCloud, if you wish. You can do this through the Town’s website once you have added your payments to your cart.
Please CLICK HERE to view or download the information sheet and instructions for use of the new submission procedures.
Sherman Septic System Management Ordinance
A copy of a new Sherman Septic System Management Ordinance has been posted here and under Regulations and Ordinances on the town website for public review.
Please CLICK HERE to view or download a copy of the ordinance.
Please CLICK HERE to view or download a slide presentation reviewing important points about the proposed ordinance.
TOWN OF SHERMAN
UPDATING HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN
Tropical Storm Irene of August 2011, Winter Storm Alfred of October 2011, “Superstorm” Sandy of August 2012, Winter Storm Nemo of February 2013, and the winter storms of January-February 2015, all caused property damage in the Town of Sherman. A significant wildfire burned twenty-eight acres of forest in neighboring New Fairfield in September of 2016. A tornado struck Bridgeport, CT and even minor earthquakes have been felt in this region as recently as January 2015.
Natural hazard events impact Sherman every year, some causing property damage, power outages, traffic congestion, public and private expenditures, and can sometimes lead to injuries. Hazard mitigation initiatives undertaken by the Town can lessen the chance of damage to property and personal injury by supporting sustained actions that prevent or reduce the effects of natural hazards.
The Town of Sherman, with the assistance of the Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG), is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan. This update will identify changes in risks, vulnerabilities, capabilities, and mitigation actions that have developed since adoption of the previous plan in 2012.
Please share your ideas for the plan using the following survey:
Please CLICK HERE to access the on-line survey.
Online Voter Registration
Voter Look-up Tool
Because 2016 is a Presidential year we can expect that voter participation will be strong and that third party organizations and campaigns will be highly active. Therefor we are providing access to two important components of the voter registration system for our state.
The Online Voter Registration System will permit you to register to vote online.
And, the Voter Lookup Tool will permit you to check your own information, such as address, party affiliation, etc.
SHERMAN (and other towns)
TAX SALE INFORMATION
The link below will take you to CT Tax Sales which is a site that lists to property sales that have resulted from tax foreclosures.
Visit www.cttaxsales.com for for listing by town.
Sherman Volunteer Fire Department
CLICK HERE to download an informational flyer regarding oppportunities to join the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department.
Public Safety Communications Documents
CLICK HERE to download the Radio Communications System Analysis report.
CLICK HERE to download a presentation version of the contents of the work, prepared by the Committee.
In addition, a hard copies of each report are available for viewing in the First Selectman’s office and in the Town Clerk’s office.
Calls for FISH, the volunteer service providing rides to medical appointments, medical equipment, and help with small chores, should be directed to 860-355-4334.
Agendas for upcoming meetings can be found in the Events Calendar. Minutes of meetings are posted under Quick Links/Minutes.