Medina County tax bills to be mailed by end of January

Jan 11, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Plain Dealer

Tax bills will be mailed by the end of January, according to Medina County Auditor Michael E. Kovack.

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1 - 16 of 16 Comments Last updated Jun 16, 2009
melissa

Medina, OH

#1 Jan 12, 2009
We are getting a tax break correct?

Home values went DOWN we are in a recession, why keep lying and putting burden on the homeowners?
Miserable in Medina

Rocky River, OH

#2 Jan 16, 2009
You are kidding right?
We had to beg and plead, provide an appraisal at our own cost, have a hearing and were told that just because house values came down, taxes would not come down.
I am still trying to figure out where the money goes...it sure as hell isn't to plow our roads.
Jolly Holly

Medina, OH

#3 Jan 19, 2009
It's very easy to check your appraisal. In fact the auditor's office has step by step instructions on their web site. I found them very easy to work with. I think you can appeal until March, but make sure to check your value first! The board you appeal to can raise or lower your value.
Dougie from Chippewa

Elyria, OH

#4 Jan 20, 2009
Miserable in Medina wrote:
You are kidding right?
We had to beg and plead, provide an appraisal at our own cost, have a hearing and were told that just because house values came down, taxes would not come down.
I am still trying to figure out where the money goes...it sure as hell isn't to plow our roads.
DId you vote for Obama, if so you can pay my taxes also.
Mark

Medina, OH

#5 Jan 21, 2009
well you know Obama is going to save us all. Lets see how many promises he keeps, I'll give him the chance. However,seems like the working class has to pick up the tab for everyone.

Sorry but the Auditor should have dropped our taxes when everything crashed! They build 2 new schools, tack that on when they don't have the funds and make the homeowners foot the bill! No offense to the welfare, what are they paying? I'm single and my raises have not went up to handle all these increases in taxes. The person who appraised our places had to been blind because we have several for sale and they are considered priced too high. And the building are all old and need work, What's that tell ya!

OH and I did appeal and got very LITTLE relief, furthermore my father went in to ask about the homestead and their people were totally clueless, he just shook his head and left.

Medina is disqusting! I'm tired of footing the bill for mismanagement. Like we needed a library with fireplaces etc.. And don't forget a parking garage? Give me a break. VOTE THEM ALL OUT at every election and please school board you all should take paycuts like the rest of us.
Heather

Medina, OH

#6 Jan 25, 2009
I totally agree! I live in a condo and we have 5 up for sale and they have been for a while. NONE of them are selling let alone have people looking at them. I'm a single mother (divorced) and the schools send us long list of a bunch of crap WE have to buy. I get NO assistance either and my wages never went up to cover all these increases in Medina City. They auditor has mismanaged their appraisals and screwing the homeowners. We need new leadership in Medina City, not just new buildings, parking garage, taj mahal rec and libraries. We have to live within our means THEY should TOO!
Roger

Medina, OH

#7 Jan 26, 2009
I followed the auditor's instructions and was able to get my value where it needed to be. My father, across town, followed the instructions and found his house was lower than what property was selling for. I think if you take the time to understand the process, it works much better. I think the key point, for me, is that they appraise a year behind. Our taxes this year (2009) are for our property value as of January 1, 2008. This means you have to look at sales in 2007. It's pretty straight forward and all the sales are on the web site.
Lucky Lucy

Medina, OH

#8 Jan 26, 2009
Their office contacted ME about homestead! Saved me over $400 a year in taxes! Make sure your dad didn't go to the treasurer's office (downstairs). They are clueless! Everybody mixes the two up.
Overwelmed with bills

Beverly, MA

#9 Jan 30, 2009
I have to agree about the Library with the fireplaces.... who are we impressing putting fireplaces in a Library anyways. Times are getting harded and harder and we continue to waste money on nonsense stuff and then the bill falls back on us..... Let us decide if we need all these fancy new buildings that will eventually close down because they go overboard....
We are informed

United States

#10 Feb 8, 2009
Anyone know Herb Headwell? He is in the area - we are looking for information - he was our employer (Xero-Fax)- bounced payroll, didn't pay our health insurance premimums and retirement. We are currently working with the US DOL, Cole County Prosecutor, NY Labor Board, NY State Police, etc.

tell_us_what_you_know@live.com (please use the underscore)
JLister Wadsworth

Medina, OH

#11 May 29, 2009
Well, I've got to say, I talked to Auditor Kovak myself. He reviewed my property, told me what I had to do. I did it. I filed in February and it has taken til now, but they did reduce my value down! I was suspicious, but this guy spoke the gospel to me!
MS Beth

Medina, OH

#12 May 29, 2009
Obama is going to pay for my taxes. I know I went in there to ask the auditors office about the homestead etc.. and his people had blank looks on their faces. Talk about duh!
Lets start spreading the taxes in a Sales Tax instead of hitting the poor homeowners! And lets be reasonable with the appraisals! If Hambley is so worried about the welfare people that he has coming in from Cleveland now, LET HIM PAY for the upcoming levy AGAIN for the schools, because they think we are all made of money. SHARE THE WEALTH then SHARE THE TAXES!
Luvs2bMom

Medina, OH

#13 May 30, 2009
MS Beth wrote:
Obama is going to pay for my taxes. I know I went in there to ask the auditors office about the homestead etc.. and his people had blank looks on their faces. Talk about duh!
Lets start spreading the taxes in a Sales Tax instead of hitting the poor homeowners! And lets be reasonable with the appraisals! If Hambley is so worried about the welfare people that he has coming in from Cleveland now, LET HIM PAY for the upcoming levy AGAIN for the schools, because they think we are all made of money. SHARE THE WEALTH then SHARE THE TAXES!
I work in the auditor's office. Everybody there knows about the homestead program, it's on our website, we have a brochure for it, we send representatives out to every city & village to take applications. What was your question about it? It's a very simple program.
Ignorance isnt bliss

Medina, OH

#14 Jun 14, 2009
Mark wrote:
Sorry but the Auditor should have dropped our taxes when everything crashed! They build 2 new schools, tack that on when they don't have the funds and make the homeowners foot the bill! No offense to the welfare, what are they paying? I'm single and my raises have not went up to handle all these increases in taxes. The person who appraised our places had to been blind because we have several for sale and they are considered priced too high. And the building are all old and need work, What's that tell ya!
OH and I did appeal and got very LITTLE relief, furthermore my father went in to ask about the homestead and their people were totally clueless, he just shook his head and left.
How can you own a home and not know how the system works? Ohio auditors can only change all county values every three years. And all values run a rear in ARREARS....that means a year later. If you want to fight the system you at least have to know how it works.
Mary

Medina, OH

#15 Jun 15, 2009
Then the auditors people should know how it works. It's obvious some of his employees had a nerve struck with this post. Laws change, times change, sometimes a Senior Citizen may not realize all the ins and outs, so be a little understanding if they don't understand. Unfortunately I am selling my home because of the schools and taking a loss. I can't afford to live in Medina City anymore. They just spend spend spend, I got no raise, my taxes went up and I'm just done supporting our governement and schools overspending.
Ignorance isnt bliss

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#16 Jun 16, 2009
Mary wrote:
Then the auditors people should know how it works. It's obvious some of his employees had a nerve struck with this post. Laws change, times change, sometimes a Senior Citizen may not realize all the ins and outs, so be a little understanding if they don't understand. Unfortunately I am selling my home because of the schools and taking a loss. I can't afford to live in Medina City anymore. They just spend spend spend, I got no raise, my taxes went up and I'm just done supporting our governement and schools overspending.
I don't work for the auditors and I know nothing about tax breaks for seniors. It just irks me that people complain and make idiots out of themselves. Good! If you can't afford it here, move out! The schools are the reason home prices are so good here.

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