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Tax Collector Says Farewell After Two Decades In Office

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Sep 132021
 

Following is a letter from Orange Tax Collector Sandy Pierson:

Some may wonder why my name is absent from the Republican slate, or maybe not.

There are many chapters that make up our lives. I have been with the Town of Orange for 31 years; starting in Environmental Health and ending as the Tax Collector after 20 years.

I was an unknown, but the party took a chance on me. Miracle of miracles I won the election in 2001 and have the privilege and honor of serving the taxpayers of the Town of Orange for two decades.

I earned my CCMC (Connecticut Certified Municipal Collector) status after passing a state exam.  Many have asked what CCMC means when writing out their checks. I take pride in telling them, it is an achievement to be proud of. The tax office has consistently maintained an excellent collection rate, which plays into determining the mill rate on which your tax bill is based.

I have now come to another chapter in my life. My sons are on their own, with children of their own and I have had to make the difficult decision to downsize.  I am unable to stay in the Town of Orange and must resign my position as Tax Collector upon completion of my term.

For those who have voted for me I thank you for the experience and your confidence in me.

On to the next chapter.

Respectfully

Sandra Pierson