Quinnipiac balks at $1 million Hamden tax payment agreement

Quinnipiac University in Hamden (file).

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson says Quinnipiac University is balking at an agreement requiring a payment of more than $1 million to compensate for otherwise exempt town property taxes.

The New Haven Register reports that Jackson said university President John Lahey expressed concerns about the town’s proposed amendment to planning and zoning regulations requiring approval of a five-year university master plan. Plans submitted by the university have not previously required formal approval.

The newspaper reports Lahey could not be reached for comment.

Quinnipiac paid Hamden $322,000 in taxes last year, less than it would have paid in taxes on its total worth. It also paid for police and fire services.

The agreement would have called for Quinnipiac to pay $1.23 million to Hamden. Of that, Hamden counted on 750,000 for its budget.


Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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