Concrete Foundation Reports and News Articles

Archive of Published News Articles March 31, 2020 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) February 29, 2020 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) January 31, 2020 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) December 31, 2019 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) November 30, 2019 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) August 31, 2019 Crumbling Foundation Testing … Continued

CAAO Election

Do you have what it takes to represent our members? Can you keep our organization strong and make it better? Notify your county Nominating Committee Representative you are an interested candidate for the CAAO Executive Board by the last Friday in May (5/29/2020). Positions to fill: President-Elect;  Secretary;  Treasurer The election of officers occurs in even-numbered … Continued

CAAO Legislative Bill Tracking

Dear CAAO members: The Legislative Committee worked with the Bill Tracker software developer to make some updates that we hope will make monitoring our legislative issues a little more user friendly. The changes are as follows.  The old Bill Tracker took you to one page where everything was dumped on it.  Now you will notice when you … Continued

2020 Legislative Session Major Issues

Every year, the Office of Legislative Research (OLR) identifies and provides brief descriptions of important issues the General Assembly may face in the upcoming session (this year it is February 5th – May 6th). The issues in the report have been discussed in the off session with OLR members and are expected to be brought up in some … Continued

Abstract of Single Assessor – 2019

In this report, the Research/Historian Committee of the Connecticut Association of Assessing Officers has compiled a list of the single assessors who were appointed subsequent to the local board of assessors in all of the 169 municipalities. The information for this report was obtained from the following sources: State Register and Manual, Assessoreporter, CAAO Rosters, … Continued

Disabled Veteran Changes for 2019 GL

Changes to veterans exemption amounts for the upcoming 2019 Grand List year. This past legislative session, legislators approved an increase to the exemption for veterans with disability ratings (only).  Two documents for your review and incorporation into your exemption program materials for the 2019 Grand List are linked below. The legislation is Public Act 19-171 … Continued

Municipal Options Survey – Final Report

Please click here for the Municipal Option Survey that Assessors completed in May and June 2019. Each of the municipal options that are being offered in every municipality must be approved by the municipality’s legislative body.  This can be accomplished through ordinance approval at a Town Meeting, a charter revision or by a vote by the … Continued

Western Connecticut Council of Governments Regionalization Report

Axiomatic, in partnership with WestCOG and its member communities, has conducted a study to determine the possibility for regional cooperation of Property Appraisal, and the viability of a regionalized Real Property Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (“CAMA”) system. A stakeholder kick-off web meeting was conducted on February 22, 2017, and an online survey was distributed via … Continued

CT Commission on Fiscal Stability & Economic Growth

Final Report, March 2018 PA 17-2 at Sec. 250 established a Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth to develop and recommend policies to achieve state government fiscal stability and promote economic growth and competitiveness within the state. The 14 private citizens appointed to the Commission present these recommendations based on a sober recognition that … Continued

CCM – Shared Services & Revenue Diversification Study

Governments in Connecticut stand at a crossroads. For over a decade prior to the Great Recession, governments in the state benefited from a strong economy and stable revenue. But this stability depended on reliable, adequate state aid and the local property tax. The lack of diversity in revenue sources and uncertainty at the state level … Continued