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"Concerned Carver Citizens" was founded by ordinary tax paying citizens who are concerned about the path and ethics of officials who are leading the town. This web site is a watchdog of all the elected and appointed Carver officials. Our mission is to observe that  town government follow all the State Laws exclusive of any financial interest and report violators to the proper authority .  We want to put violators on report that there is an "Eye in the Sky" scrutinizing their every move.  Please check back frequently for updates and feel free to send us your feedback.

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Ben Ellis Value Set $280,000

Fixcarver.com obtained a hard copy of an appraisal of the Ben Ellis School. The appraisal by Falconer Appraisal Services Inc dated May 15, 2006 was done at the request of Matt Gillis Director of Business & Finance of the Carver School system.

Fixcarver converted the hard copy to a PDF in less than one day at a cost of $6.55. It is now available for the Towns people to review. Itís not difficult to see why it has taken so long for the Town to move this property. Town officials promised action on this project and thus far have done little more than talk. A simple action like transforming the file into electronic format couldnít be done within a reasonable time period. It is inexcusable that a simple task like typing the comments and suggestions of those of you who bothered to attend the meeting in July and distributing them still has not been done. 

The sites village zoning limits the commercial and industrial uses. The likely allowable uses are as a single family dwelling, religious facility, educational facility or child care facility.

The Ben Ellis was constructed in 1932. It is a one story, 2508 square foot educational facility situated on 34,848 square foot site, owned by the Town of Carver, located at 247-B Tremont Street in South Carver. The appraisal lists condition of the property as ďAverageĒ. Recent improvements to the site are as follows interior deleading 1992, new septic system 1993, Classroom sinks 1995, new windows 1995, new roof 2000 and new gutters in 2000.

The building has been vacant since 2003. In spite of citizens complaints that the site has been costing over $20,000 per year to maintain in a vacant condition the town let the building sit idle. The town is loosing an estimated $5,000 in annual property taxes. The annual cost of maintaining the facility plus lost rent estimated at $21,444 per year put the annual losses to the town in the neighborhood of $50,000 per year. Itís time for the foot dragging to cease. Either dispose of the property or at least rename it to the Ben Costus in honor of the $250,000 this facility has cost Carvers taxpayers since 2003

As always click the link for the entire report. Read Appraisal by Falconer Appraisal Services

 

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