This weekend’s Bottom Line column:
For at least two years, says Debra Gebhardt of Tolland, she has received assessment notices, bills and statements for a property she doesn’t own and knows nothing about other than its street address in Hartford.
“I have called the [city] of Hartford numerous times, faxed and returned mail,” she says, “but still I receive these notices. If I knew the owner I’d take care of it myself.”
Gebhardt finally contacted The Bottom Line after receiving an assessment notice in early February. John Philip, the city assessor, says he had been aware of the misdirected mailings and Gebhardt should not receive any more correspondence about 1911 Park St.
So how did Gebhardt, a Tolland resident, get mixed up in ownership of a Hartford property? This is a mystery she could have solved if she knew about city and state resources available to every consumer.