This therapy dog receives a special thank you from residents of a senior living community.
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The assisted living facility in Kirkwood has applied to be exempt from real estate and personal property taxes. County Assessor Jake Zimmerman is saying no.
St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman said he is fighting efforts to avoid real estate and personal property taxes by the owners of a Kirkwood home for elderly residents. Aberdeen Heights, an assisted living facility at 200 S Kirkwood Road, claims to be a religious institution, according to the release from Zimmerman's office. That would make it exempt from taxes. Zimmerman called the facility "a luxury retirement community for affluent residents." It "claims to be a religious institution," Zimmerman's statement said. "However, its actual economic activity is virtually indistinguishable from that of a for-profit business." A report on KSDK.com said the news station had investigated the claim to be a religious institution by Aberdeen …