See for yourself the Tax Assessor response to local landowners, in these
LAKE videos of
last night’s meeting at Farm Bureau.
Do you think there’s a problem?
If so, what do you think we should do to fix it?
The attendees appointed Gretchen to take notes. Here are her notes,
followed by the videos.
Accessibility is not about access, it’s about geographic location…. That was done by one of our appraisers on staff. —Chief Appraiser Silas Hrobar
Rural and commercial land owners got surprises in the mail in July
when they received the updated assessments of their properties.
Lowndes County Assessors engaged a contractor last year to help with
the reassessments of approximately 10,000 properties. Rural
properties were categorized as small (under 20 acres) and large
(over 20 acres) but complaints were the same, inconsistent and
confusing application of criteria.
This should be an easy question, but it isn’t.
And the answer is a saw sales owner who previously promoted
development in an agricultural region of Lowndes County,
a realtor whose job is to promote development, and a preacher
who previously chaired a board that wanted to take tax money
from the county without rural citizens being able to vote on it.
None of them appear to have any experience in agriculture.
These are the people who oversaw the recent revaluation of rural
(and commercial) properties that would drive development into parts of Lowndes County that the Comprehensive Plan says should be agricultural.
Now I know all three of them, and they’re fine people.
But perhaps some rural people need to ask them some questions.
list on lowndescounty.com
of Lowndes County’s elected
is not remotely correct: Doyle Kelly is no longer
serving due to illness, yet he’s still on that list,
along with Mike Hill and W.G. Walker.
9. Citizens Wishing to be Heard-Please State Your Name and Address
Craig Cardella’s concern was that the County Commission does not have enough money
to do things that are important to the community.
He said he had given a similar talk to Valdosta Mayor and Council recently.
He said he had been a city manager in the past, and had worked in and around
local government nearly all his career.
Mr. Allen said 5720 S Hagan Bridge Rd, which is the agenda address I
was also given by one of the County Commissioners Tuesday afternoon.
5710 S Hagan Bridge Rd is the address in the Tax Assessors records
and also the address that was approved by the Hahira City Council in
previous meetings. So where did the 5720 address come from and I
also agree that the correct address and owner name should have been
published for public record. The 5710 property owned by John Bailey
was purchased in February 2014 and almost immediately Continue reading →