Concrete Foundation Reports and News Articles

Archive of Published News Articles   New Article 03/15/2021 Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) Crumbling Foundations Webpage February 28, 2021 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) January 31, 2021 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) September 30, 2020 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) August 31, 2020 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) July 31, 2020 Crumbling … Continued

CCMA Re-Certification

The CCMA Committee is now accepting documentation of credit hours for recertification of your CCMA Designation. Prior to the expiration date printed on each CCMA certificate, each designee must submit to the CCMA Committee an application for recertification, the $20 recertification fee, and proof of successful completion of at least 50 hours of approved assessment … Continued

2021 Major Legislative 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 report does not represent staff suggestions or recommendations. The office identifies issues based on interim studies; research requests; non-confidential discussions with legislators, other legislative participants, and executive branch agencies; … Continued

Abstract of Single Assessor – 2020

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

CAAO Legislative Bill Tracking

When you log in there are five different tabs: Intros Review (everything that has been placed in our folder by our lobbyist) New This Week (any bills raised in the last week/10 days) Monitoring (bills no longer New This Week, and bills being closely monitored by the Legislative Committee) Related (bills related to assessment, collection, … Continued

Advisory Commission Best Practices Guidelines COVID-19

The Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR) compiled best practices guidelines to assist municipalities in their response to the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The goal of this effort is to provide various local officials with solutions that meet local needs and are in sync with state expectations.  Guidelines will be updated as needs change … Continued

Councils of Government Reports – Filing Deadline Extended

Under Executive Order #7DDD, the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) has further extended the deadline for municipalities to submit digital parcel files to their respective Councils of Government (COGs) as required under CGS Sec. 7-100l(b).  The COGs Annual Report under CGS Sec. 7-100l(c) is also extended. The new deadlines are as follows: Municipalities transmit … 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