Last week, chatter in blog comments referred to what some see as insufficient PILOT contributions by the private schools in town.
For some residents, it’s a long standing gripe that a large chunk of Southborough land is owned by tax-exempt institutions.
It’s the reason that the town annually pursues Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) from non-profit institutions in town.
Selectman John Rooney saw the recent comments. He asked me to share with readers his 2011 presentation on the issue.
The “PILOT Update” laid out the tax burden for each institution vs their PILOT contributions. The presentation (available here in pdf form) was part of Rooney’s campaign to increase contributions that year.
According to Rooney, the figures have changed but he believes “ratios are consistent”.
You can read Susan’s coverage of that campaign here.