Posted at: 08/21/2013 4:28 PM
| Updated at: 08/21/2013 6:19 PM
By: John McLoughlin
There was a new wrinkle in the legal battle between Troy and the town of Brunswick, with the city claiming it has discovered fifty-five town properties that are really inside the city limits and therefore should be paying taxes to Troy.
Now, Brunswick says it has discovered that two holes on Troy's mini golf course are actually inside town limits
Well, Brunswick town officials are denying it, but they seem to be sending a message to Troy's mayor: "You hit us and we will hit you right back" and the battleground now is Troy's Frear Park Golf Course.
Town of Brunswick officials claim to have discovered, or maybe re-discovered that the seventh hole at Frear Park Golf Course and part of the Eighth are really inside the town and, that Troy should be paying a whole lot more to the town in taxes.
Brunswick's supervisor told NewsChannel 13 that.it all began with Troy's recent lawsuit where the city claims that 55 properties that have been paying town taxes actually should be paying city taxes.
The town discovered that the city has been paying only $300 a year in taxes to Brunswick because the golf holes are erroneously classified as "vacant land," .when the city should be paying much more--like $18,000 if the land is classified correctly
Wsotmap of golf course
Brunswick's Town Assessor, just like his boss, the supervisor swears up and down that reclassifying the Frear Park Land as a golf course is not retribution for Troy's lawsuit.