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Heathcote Association Challenges Revaluation

DuckPondRoadNewThe Heathcote Association is circulating a petition to delay implementation of the revaluation for one year to give residents "the opportunity for residents to review and understand the means by which their assessments were determined."

Speaking for the  Association, President David Bunzel is calling the current process flawed, lacking in transparency and time constrained. The group has not received the information they require to assess the methodology behind the revaluation and they are challenging the appropriateness of the comparables that were used to price their homes. They fear that the new assessments will drive empty nesters out of town, strain the schools and change the village character. They claim that as many as 40% of the assessments are "substantially wrong" and are calling on the Trustees to defer the implementation of the revaluation.

Commenting on the petition to defer the revaluation, Bunzel said he was speaking for all 40 homeowners in the association, who favor "tax fairness for everyone," adding that "no one should pay anything but the fair rate." According to their analysis, only 28% of valuations went down and 72% have gone up. Though he knows of no precedent for a deferral he believes that there were instances where Tyler had to redo the entire valuation. When asked how he proposes the situation be rectified, he said it will take "more field work and more time and effort to get it right."

We asked Mayor Bob Steves to comment on the petition for a deferral. Speaking for himself he said, "After a number of conversations and the inadequacies of the prior roll, I see no reason to delay implementation of this roll. There has been nothing that has come to my attention that should delay the reval at this point. I believe there will be adequate recourse for anyone who feels that their values are not correct and I would encourage people to take advantage of this opportunity. The delay would be costly and there is no reason to believe that the outcome would be any different the second time. There will be a public meeting with Tyler on May 29 that will be televised.

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