The Shire Free Church’s appeal of the city’s denial of their tax exemption for the Keene parsonage will move forward now that judge Kissinger has denied the city’s attempt to dismiss the case.
The city’s attorney, Thomas Mullins, had argued in his motion to dismiss, that the church had filed their appeal too early. The Shire Free Church objected, pointing out the statute allows for filings immediately after the tax assessors’ decision. In an order issued on September 25th, the court agreed with the Church, denying the city’s motion. The case will move to the next stage. Stay tuned here to Free Keene for the latest on this case.