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lawsuit over claiborne property appraisals

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fed up

Harrogate, TN

#1 Jun 27, 2012
I am interested in knowing how much support exists
among Claiborne County property owners for a lawsuit
challenging the increased property appraisals. As we all
know property values have fallen nationwide,except for our
county. I believe we must firmly and clearly draw a line,
chiseled in stone concerning what we, as taxpayers, will
tolerate. Claiborne county is overstaffed with costly employees.
There are between 70 AND 80 schoolteachers above the state
minimum required. The state is quite qualified to know how many teachers are needed. I don't want anyone unemployed,but I don't
believe we should be robbed to provide anyone with pay and benefits
far exceeding the income of the average taxpayer.If you are interested in joining a lawsuit against our county this is your
opertunity to express your support. Together we can impose
fairness in our county. Taxpayers are the employers. We are not slaves to our employees. Together, our costs would be small compared to being enslaved by county bosses and employees.
fed up too

New Tazewell, TN

#2 Jun 27, 2012
Mine went up, yet there is a vacant house right beside me, 3 more for sale and people just deserted them, and my taxes go up???? REALLY?

Something is not right somewhere!
Me Also

Ooltewah, TN

#3 Jun 28, 2012
fed up wrote:
I am interested in knowing how much support exists
among Claiborne County property owners for a lawsuit
challenging the increased property appraisals. As we all
know property values have fallen nationwide,except for our
county. I believe we must firmly and clearly draw a line,
chiseled in stone concerning what we, as taxpayers, will
tolerate. Claiborne county is overstaffed with costly employees.
There are between 70 AND 80 schoolteachers above the state
minimum required. The state is quite qualified to know how many teachers are needed. I don't want anyone unemployed,but I don't
believe we should be robbed to provide anyone with pay and benefits
far exceeding the income of the average taxpayer.If you are interested in joining a lawsuit against our county this is your
opertunity to express your support. Together we can impose
fairness in our county. Taxpayers are the employers. We are not slaves to our employees. Together, our costs would be small compared to being enslaved by county bosses and employees.
I agree with you 100% and would stand with you in a lawsuit.
With u all the way

Englewood, CO

#4 Jun 28, 2012
We moved here in 05" this place was nice just a little house on almost 1 acre of land that was compleatly grown up with brush dead trees an the hole place is nothing but a bunch of rocks an i dont mean small ones either they just have enough dirt over them to get a little grass to grow we worked the first 2 or 3 years just cleaning up the yard tryin to make it look better an basiclly that is it an our land taxes are close to double what they were then an its not like i+live+on+some+kinda+prime+pro perty+i+live+30+mins+from+any+ an+everything+this+is+a+bunch+ of+bull+so+im+with+u+all+the+w ay
yea well

Harrogate, TN

#6 Jun 28, 2012
go for it, im in
Wascally Wabbit

New Tazewell, TN

#7 Jul 4, 2012
You are right, the property taxes go up every year, and it is asked, "What happened to No Taxation without representation?". However, don't look at the schools having too many teachers, cause in all honesty, Claiborne County doesn't have the teachers it needs; yet, look at the Central Office of the Board of Education. Prior to 2010, there were several positions eliminated, and the personnel in those positiions were given the opportunity to be moved to a new position, saving the county approximately $4.5 million. Some took the offer, some quit. However, since 2011, these positions were brought back and filled. Here comes the real problem: one example is, one position that handles finding Federal Grants and Funding, prior to 2010, was performed by one person on a part-time bases, now, it is handle by three people and with less results, and they are full-time employees (well, maybe two people now, since one was suspended for DUI,evading arrest, etc), and these 3 make over 3 times what the person who formerly made to perform the same job.. So, again, look at Central Office, this is where the cuts need to be made.
fed up wrote:
I am interested in knowing how much support exists
among Claiborne County property owners for a lawsuit
challenging the increased property appraisals. As we all
know property values have fallen nationwide,except for our
county. I believe we must firmly and clearly draw a line,
chiseled in stone concerning what we, as taxpayers, will
tolerate. Claiborne county is overstaffed with costly employees.
There are between 70 AND 80 schoolteachers above the state
minimum required. The state is quite qualified to know how many teachers are needed. I don't want anyone unemployed,but I don't
believe we should be robbed to provide anyone with pay and benefits
far exceeding the income of the average taxpayer.If you are interested in joining a lawsuit against our county this is your
opertunity to express your support. Together we can impose
fairness in our county. Taxpayers are the employers. We are not slaves to our employees. Together, our costs would be small compared to being enslaved by county bosses and employees.
Wascally Wabbit

New Tazewell, TN

#8 Jul 4, 2012
And will I stand with you, Hell Yes I will stand if you can get enough people to do so. That is the big problem, cause most people in Claiborne County would rather tuck tail and run, than to stand up for what's right.
fed up wrote:
I am interested in knowing how much support exists
among Claiborne County property owners for a lawsuit
challenging the increased property appraisals. As we all
know property values have fallen nationwide,except for our
county. I believe we must firmly and clearly draw a line,
chiseled in stone concerning what we, as taxpayers, will
tolerate. Claiborne county is overstaffed with costly employees.
There are between 70 AND 80 schoolteachers above the state
minimum required. The state is quite qualified to know how many teachers are needed. I don't want anyone unemployed,but I don't
believe we should be robbed to provide anyone with pay and benefits
far exceeding the income of the average taxpayer.If you are interested in joining a lawsuit against our county this is your
opertunity to express your support. Together we can impose
fairness in our county. Taxpayers are the employers. We are not slaves to our employees. Together, our costs would be small compared to being enslaved by county bosses and employees.
Leo

Ooltewah, TN

#9 Jul 4, 2012
With you. It's a sham the way this county does so much 'work' behind closed doors, like the Obama administration.
scary

Harrogate, TN

#11 Jul 6, 2012
Leo wrote:
With you. It's a sham the way this county does so much 'work' behind closed doors, like the Obama administration.
I am thankful for the support these sham property appraisals
are bringing. I believe there is sufficent support to challenge Claiborne County concerning these outrageously inflated appraisals.
We need to see how many of our neighbors are willing to join this struggle for justice. United we can force Claiborne County to recognize the 40% decline in nationwide property values. Standing alone we are weak. Standing together we can win.I am willing to put more than my share of legal fees into this cause.We don't have to be slaves to the county tax getters.
The Truth

Tazewell, TN

#12 Jul 10, 2012
I know, we the taxpayers sue the people who are suing the county. Sue sue sue.
Elmer Fudd

Tazewell, TN

#13 Jul 10, 2012
Wascally Wabbit wrote:
You are right, the property taxes go up every year, and it is asked, "What happened to No Taxation without representation?". However, don't look at the schools having too many teachers, cause in all honesty, Claiborne County doesn't have the teachers it needs; yet, look at the Central Office of the Board of Education. Prior to 2010, there were several positions eliminated, and the personnel in those positiions were given the opportunity to be moved to a new position, saving the county approximately $4.5 million. Some took the offer, some quit. However, since 2011, these positions were brought back and filled. Here comes the real problem: one example is, one position that handles finding Federal Grants and Funding, prior to 2010, was performed by one person on a part-time bases, now, it is handle by three people and with less results, and they are full-time employees (well, maybe two people now, since one was suspended for DUI,evading arrest, etc), and these 3 make over 3 times what the person who formerly made to perform the same job.. So, again, look at Central Office, this is where the cuts need to be made.<quoted text>
You forgot to say: "We want Eddie Shoffner back".
Wilma

United States

#14 Jul 17, 2012
Ok lets carry this a little further.What about adding into the law suit the fact that people living in the country who do not have high speed internet,city water,sewer,police protection,trash service,fire protection pay the same tax rate that the people in city or subdivisions close to the city pay. The homes in the country will not sell or are valued as high because they lack these services. Provide equal services or charge less Tax.
toothless in the hollar

United States

#15 Jul 17, 2012
I livin a 1972 camper on an acre wid nun rundin wader or that fansy elektrisity sums gut aroun har but my taxes want up too.
will

Harrogate, TN

#16 Jul 18, 2012
toothless in the hollar wrote:
I livin a 1972 camper on an acre wid nun rundin wader or that fansy elektrisity sums gut aroun har but my taxes want up too.
Those who are getting your tax money are those who want these higher property appraisals. It's time the people stand up to the special interest politicians who represent themselves and their family members who are on the local government payroll. We have no representation in Claiborne County Commission. They represent the taxpayers about as much as a coyote represents a farmers turkeys. The only difference is the coyote doesn't lie as he takes the turkey. A fool would know, and government data supports, the fact that property values have declined all across the United States. In some areas virtually all of large subdivisions have been abandoned because the homes are worth one half or less the price buyers paid for them. These so-called representatives of the people are only interested in continuing to keep their hands in your wallet. They claim to be public servants. They can keep their dubious services they claim to do for me. The only service I want from county government is for this vast herd of politicians to go home and work out a living for themselves. Let's keep trying to get support to legally challenge this bunch of lying politicians. If we try, we shall win.
will

Harrogate, TN

#17 Jul 18, 2012
The Truth wrote:
I know, we the taxpayers sue the people who are suing the county. Sue sue sue.
What county department do you work for?
will

Harrogate, TN

#18 Jul 18, 2012
Wascally Wabbit wrote:
You are right, the property taxes go up every year, and it is asked, "What happened to No Taxation without representation?". However, don't look at the schools having too many teachers, cause in all honesty, Claiborne County doesn't have the teachers it needs; yet, look at the Central Office of the Board of Education. Prior to 2010, there were several positions eliminated, and the personnel in those positiions were given the opportunity to be moved to a new position, saving the county approximately $4.5 million. Some took the offer, some quit. However, since 2011, these positions were brought back and filled. Here comes the real problem: one example is, one position that handles finding Federal Grants and Funding, prior to 2010, was performed by one person on a part-time bases, now, it is handle by three people and with less results, and they are full-time employees (well, maybe two people now, since one was suspended for DUI,evading arrest, etc), and these 3 make over 3 times what the person who formerly made to perform the same job.. So, again, look at Central Office, this is where the cuts need to be made.<quoted text>
Those who get our money are politically organized. The only way to stop them is to organize with others willing to fight for the rights of taxpayers.I am more than willing to fight with others to take our county back from those who raise property appraisals, in callous and arrogant disregard for the obviously declining property values across America.

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