COG will answer Mr. Sciple's
question, "Why".Carl Sciple's
Barnstable home is 43 Fort Point Road, West Barnstable,
primary home is 4 Oakland Street, Wellesley Hills, MA.Sciple was the Director of Capital Programs for MASSPORT in East Boston, a state government job that paid him $154,000 a year. Mr. Sciple
is 69 years old, and he
receives a state pension in excess of $100,000 a year.Mr. Sciple's
primary residence in Wellesley Hills is assessed at
erroneously claims he
is paying a higher tax rate in Barnstable merely because he
is a seasonal resident.
That's not true.
which may be cause for Mr. Sciple's
If the Residential Exemption wasn't adopted, the homeowner tax rate would be $5.57, which means Sciple
would have paid $3,755 in town property taxes this year, or $1,600 less than his
Wellesley Hills property tax..
The Residential Exemption actually cost Sciple
$505 more property taxes had the town council not adopted the Residential Exemption.Mr. Sciple
has the option of becoming a year round resident.
has to do is file next year's income taxes from 43 Fort Point Road in West Barnstable,
make a copy of the first page of his
income tax returns,
needs to further understand the reasoning for Barnstable's adoption of the Residential Exemption.
I'm sure Mr. Sciple
would acknowledge the seeming unfairness of the incomes in the two communities.Mr. Sciple's
retirement income, after he
paid for his
kid's college tuitions, is substantial enough for him to afford his
Most folks in Barnstable don't earn enough money with two people in the family working to qualify for either one of Mr. Sciple's
Wellesleyites pay more state and federal income taxes Barnstable residents because they have greater earnings.
A Barnstable teacher, who may have an equivalent education, would retire at less than half of Mr. Sciple's
annual pension, despite the fact both were government employees with the same years of service.
If you really want the town to drop the Residential Exemption, Mr. Sciple
, use your influence as a former MASSPORT
Director to send more of our income and sales tax dollars back to us.
People like Mr. DeReimer last week and now Mr. Sciple
here are crying about peanuts while in the meantime we all have to pay the sickening waste of seven Town Attorneys and on top of this MILLIONS more of our tax dollars go out to pay outside law firms and folks like the Mr. DeReimers and the Mr. Sciple's of the world say not even a peep!I don't get it!
Please let this poor man know that IF he
really wants to save a couple hundred bucks, then ALL HE
HAS TO DO is like Gary said.Do his
taxes from his
'home' here and he
But also tell him that he
ought to HELP us with the REAL WASTE here on having a town Manager who WASTES our money like a drunken sailor!
Get with the program Mr. Sciple
.You are barking up quite the wrong tree!
and other whiners need to get over it.
if Mr. Sciple
also checked here, there are thousands of year round homwowners who also do not have children in the schools. both young and old alike. as this post illustrates, these summer homes still do get the added benefits of the police, fire, rescue, road maintenance and plowing, regardless of whether they are her
or not. thus, it is in fact fair that they pay. and as has been mentioned before, anyone can take advantage of the exemption simply by claiming their residency here.