Town Denies Claims That Assessment Was ‘Grossly Excessive’ and ‘Unlawful’


The town is denying that it miscalculated in assessing a northeast New Canaan residential property at about $2.5 million during last year’s revaluation, according to an answer filed on behalf of the municipality in an active lawsuit in state Superior Court. 

In a suit filed last month on behalf of the owner of 43 Soundview Lane, attorney John Acampora of East Haven-based Acampora and Cohen said the $2,543,870 assessment is “grossly excessive, disproportionate and unlawful.”

The property owner did seek relief from the Board of Assessment Appeals, but was denied, the complaint said.

“A tax was or will be laid on the Property which tax was or will be computed on an assessment which, under all circumstances, is manifestly excessive and could not have been arrived at except by disregarding the statutes for determining the taxation and valuation of the Property,” Acampora said in the May 6 complaint.

In an answer filed May 14, attorney Mario Coppola of Berchem Moses P.C. denied the claims.

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