Citizens and business owners continue to express frustration and confusion about the revaluation appeals process, and the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has planned a special Focus Friday meeting Feb. 24 to discuss the issue. At the meeting, Senior Manager with Thomson Reuters Property Tax Services Buck Moody will explain the N.C. property tax appeals process and tax assessment law, and Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte will discuss creating a citizens task force to look at the legislation governing the appeals process.
Mecklenburg County Commissioners were told last Tuesday they don’t have the authority to halt property owners’ appeals of the 2011 county revaluation, despite concerns about the process. That means the county assessor’s office and the appeals board are continuing to work through the more than 4,000 appeals left to be heard.
That news came as a disappointment to elected officials in Cornelius, who had sent a letter to the commission formally requesting that the county stop hearing 2011 property revaluation appeals until officials can respond to citizens’ complaints.
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The meeting will be from 8 – 9:30 a.m. in the Chamber’s Randy Marion Board Room. It is free and open to the public.
Feb. 8, 2012: “County can’t stop reval appeals, so Cornelius eyes next steps”