I did a search and found I could recover my post by accessing my Disqus feed. The two vanished responses to Islandmanz comment were marked as spam. I checked the option that it is not spam and am waiting to see what happens. More than a week since no further action has been taken by whoever may be the moderator for the Boothbay Register Disqus discussion.
In the meantime, I am publishing the deleted comments here.
I am responding to the post by Ilandmanz, which starts out with the words:
Islandmanz: The fact that you think the roundabout is the generator of income for the TIFF in that zone begins and ends any debate on your understanding of TIFF financing. The income generator is the developed property: the Country Club.By "begins and ends the debate" does he mean that my comments will now be dissapeared from the public forum?
Note that if what Islandmanz claims is true, it also means that reconfiguring the traffic so that it leads from Coastal Botanical Gardens, via the roundabout, directly to Coulomb's properties, while causing a potential wait time for those exiting the Harbor, increases the property value of Coulombe Village and Country Club and its restaurant, justifying the increase in property tax income, needed for tiff financing. This is a permanent change in traffic patterns, but to my knowledge, Coulombe's property was not the designated tiff financing zone, which is also supposed to produce the increased property taxes.
[ .] The municipality may retain all or part of the tax increment of a tax increment financing district for the purpose of financing the development program. The amount of tax increment to be retained is determined by designating the amount of captured assessed value to be retained. When a development program for a tax increment financing district is adopted, the municipal legislative body shall adopt a statement of the percentage of captured assessed value to be retained in accordance with the development program. The statement of percentage may establish a specific percentage or percentages or may describe a method or formula for determination of the percentage. The municipal assessor shall certify the amount of the captured assessed value to the municipality each year.
The two comments, marked as spam, are followed by another comment I made previously in response to a user called reed1v. That comment is pending and so Islandmanz's comment displays in response to reed1v, while mine does not. I am tempted to mark Islandmanz's post as spam but I do not think that is fair play.