Windsor business licenses go up, but not as much as expected

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 20, 2007

WINDSOR—Some business owners in Windsor received somewhat of a break Tuesday when the town council voted to increase the price of business licenses this year, but to about half of the increase that had been advertised.

&uot;I just feel it would be too much of a burden on some of the taxpayers if we increase the amount of a business license to the degree suggested,&uot; said Councilwoman Rita Richardson prior to voting for the measure,

The other half of the increase will not be abandoned, however. It will become effective next year.

Town manager Kurt Falkenstein said the price of some licenses had not been raised in 20 years. The total increase in some cases would have been only from one to two cents per $100 of gross receipts.

Wholesalers, for instance, would have paid 5 cents for each $100 of gross receipts, as opposed to the current 4 cents.

The council also voted to grant a conditional use permit to the Windsor Baptist Church on Church Street, to allow the relocation of the church’s educational and daycare facility from next door to the church to 7 North Court St. to make room for future expansion.