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Montanaro Served With Tax Liens

Tax liens have been issued against four of the five properties in Redcoat Development's Gorham Avenue project. According to records property owner and Redcoat CEO Richard Christopher Montanaro owes $4,550.37 in taxes dating back to Oct 1, 2008.

“I am aware of it and they will be paid,” Montanaro said. “There are some issues with how the taxes have been distributed.” He said he is just waiting for the distribution to be resolved before he settles the bill.

The properties in question are 5B through 5E Gorham Avenue. The taxes owed according to the lien certificates are respectively: $1,052.96; $1,086; $1,119.16 and $1,292.25.

The Gorham Avenue properties are located inside a historic district. Montanaro already ran afoul of the Historic District Commission when they denied him a certificate of appropriateness for one of the homes he is trying to build there. A stipulated judgment against Montanaro originally barred him from pursuing his preferred design plan. Opposition to his design choice has relented but until the judgment is amended a certificate cannot be awarded. Previously Montanaro was able to gain a building permit with a conditional certificate of appropriateness though the Historic District Commission holds that was a mistake.

Montanaro said, “They're beautiful homes, but people get emotionally charged.”

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