DeMaria Uses Executive Order To Postpone Tax Bill Payments

Mayor Carlo DeMaria used an executive order to extend property tax and water bill deadlines for the current bills.

The order was announced last Thursday afternoon, and are now in effect.

Due dates for the real estate and personal property taxes has been extended to June 1, and the due date for submitting exemption applications has been extended to June 1 also.

Additionally, any water and sewer bill issued after March 10 will not incur a penalty or accrue interest if payment is made by June 30.

The extensions and waiving of fees are consistent with what has happened in other cities and towns across the Commonwealth. Last Monday, the Chelsea City Council implemented the same program for its tax and water bills.

The Administration also shared several bits of good, heartwarming news along with the announcement of the tax extensions.

•When responding to a call, an unnamed Lieutenant with the Everett Fire Department selflessly performed CPR on an elderly resident who was COVID-19 positive. This unquestionably saved their life. Thank you, Lt. for your dedication and bravery.

•Everett Department of Public Works unloaded and delivered more than 6,000 plants to Everett Seniors across the City. These plants were donated by Encore Boston Harbor. This teamwork led to a lot of positivity across the City. Thank you Encore, and DPW.

•The City’s Finance Department has been working overtime during tax season. This week BJ Deveroux, the City Assessor, hand delivered an elderly tax exemption to a Senior Citizen who is homebound in a wheelchair so that he could continue to receive his exemption. This is truly above and beyond. Thank you BJ and the Finance team.

Teddie Peanut Butter donated multiple cases of their famous peanut butter to residents.

•City Hall is open and working remotely. Residents may call 3-1-1 during normal business hours or email any Department for a response within 24 hours.

•Street Sweeping will follow its normal schedule. The City will not be ticketing/towing for the month of April and will reassess in May.

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