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Michael Caswell

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Erie Crescent Homeowners lose their waterfront
« on: October 26, 2018, 09:58:43 am »
Slowly, over the past ten years, the part of The Oxbow Lake between Erie Crescent and the main island has silted up badly. At one time, the stream from the school ran along the rear of the properties numbered 14-28. But now, because of silt, the stream flows around the back of the island so does not sluice out the sediment any more.

The entire area in virtually inaccessible by any boat, even kayaks have to be portaged across the sandbar to the left of #14.
From #26 to #14 the water is stagnant and when the canal level is low it's smelly mud. The waterfront properties are no longer waterfront. For 6 months they have to look at slimy mud!  Cattails abound, ruining the access and view.

Erie Crescent Tax Assessed House values
Real Property Portal, Monroe County, NY

https://www.monroecounty.gov/etc/rp/report.php
            
   Waterfront properties          
#      $ value      sq ft value
            
30      403700   3159   127.79
28      375100   2410   155.64
26      330000   2336   141.27
24      297000   2032   146.16
22      340000   2345   144.98
20      289000   2248   128.56
18      282300   2062   136.9
16      396000   3195   123.94
14      419000   3276   127.89
   $348011 average   
   
No waterfront
37      255800   1958   130.64
33      302900   2285   132.56
29      242000   1884   128.45
25      280000   2460   113.82
21      231000   1763   131.1
17      307200   2734   112.36
13      198000   1536   128.9
            
          $259557 average   

There's a difference of some $89000 in assessed value on each property. The only reason being it's WATERFRONT!
To add to the injury, we are all paying $100 dock fees to the Canal Corp when we can't use them.
But, if we don't have the waterfront, and look at MUD most of the year, why are we being assessed so high?
Either the Canal Corp needs to clean out the silt, or our property assessments need to be lowered.

I don't think these residents should pay a dock fee when they couldn't dock a decent boat there.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2018, 12:56:37 pm by Michael Caswell »

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