To the editor:
As previously reported, when nominated in early February, Mr. Swan owed back taxes of $52,257.00 for 2008 and 2009. We’ve been accused of lying about this matter, therefore we are compelled to update the numbers. As of March 5, 2010, Mr. Swan continues to owe $18,137.89. See the numbers below, confirmed by phone to Town and Village offices on March 5, 2010.
Property at 1 Crest St. (map location)
Total taxes owed on 2/1/2010: $52,257.00
Village taxes pd 2/9/10: $15,685.95
School/Town pd 3/3/10: $18,433.16
Still owes: $18,137.89
Unfortunately, Mr. Swan is willing to shift his tax burden to all the rest of the Village taxpayers. Croton Democrats maintain this shows a lack of consideration for Croton residents and poor judgment on the part of former Mayor Schmidt in selecting him as a running mate.
— Eileen Henry and John McBride, on behalf of the Croton Democratic Committee