Gloucester supervisors to consider spending money to fight GA bill
There are 2 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jan 14, 2011, titled Gloucester supervisors to consider spending money to fight GA bill. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:
Supervisors will discuss at their meeting Tuesday night whether or not to use $1,000 in taxpayer funds to help the Virginia Association of Counties fight a General Assembly bill introduced earlier this month.
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#1 Jan 15, 2011
Maybe there should be a compromise. If a citizen hires an outside appraiser and the BOE changes the assessment based on the citizen's information, then the County pays the citizen's documented expenses. But if the assessment is upheld or raised, then the citizen gets nothing.
This way, inaccurate assessments are rectified, the property owner isn't out any money, the county doesn't have to expend large amounts of taxpayer money for everyone who wants to have their assessment overturned just because he doesn't like it.
It should also keep the county on their toes with assessments. However, going back to hiring an outside firm doesn't make sense. I have never seen anyone satisfied with the outside assessors. Seems to me, Ressler was so vocal about the previous outside assessor it was obscene. While I agree, the last assessment wasn't the best, at least the work was accountable to county instead of a consultant who can just walk away.
#2 Jan 16, 2011
You got that right!!!!!!!!!
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