Tikoian will focus on reducing the tax burden

Tikoian will focus on reducing the tax burden

SMITHFIELD – Town Council candidate David Tikoian, a Democrat, said if elected he will seek to reduce the tax burden on residential homeowners with responsible economic growth, expanding the town’s commercial tax base.

Smithfield has the ability to create new business opportunities within the Economic Overlay District, he said, and attracting new business to town and supporting those already here will generate tax revenue, offsetting potential increases in expenditures associated with the municipal budget.

“With the recent addition of the biotechnology firm Rubius Therapeutics, the town of Smithfield continues to attract new businesses that wish to call Smithfield their home,” he said. “As an elected official I will work with my council colleagues to engage the Smithfield business community, listen to their concerns and showcase Smithfield as a business friendly community.”