|Published: 10:15 AM, 07/01/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-When it comes time for
property reassessments, about every five years, who foots the bill
for the work?
Sweetwater Mayor Doyle Lowe raised that
question last week after his town was sent a bill for $26,058 for the
most recent property reassessment. Lowe claimed the city had never
received a bill for the work before.
"What's it for?" he asked. The
county is nickel and diming us to death and we never seem to get
anything for it. You never see a (county) politician in Sweetwater
unless it's an election year, so what are we paying for?"
Monroe County Mayor Tim Yates said he
was just as surprised by the bills the towns received.
have never been charged for this before to my knowledge," Yates
said. "There should be an explanation and details of the parcels
Property Assessor Mike Shadden, whose
office handles the reappraisals, said this round of assessments was
done the same as it has always been done.
"Reassessments are really an ongoing
five-year project," he said, "and this is a cumulative bill for
those years. We estimated the final cost at $472,000, though it may
be lower when the final numbers come in."
See full story in the Sunday, June 30, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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