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Assessment concerns expressed

By on June 13, 2018 at 2:39 pm

Monroe County Board Chairman Bob Elmore expressed concerns about the delay in this year’s property assessment process. 

Elmore voiced his concerns publicly during a county zoning board meeting Thursday night, according to those familiar with the meeting. 

When asked for official comment on the matter, Elmore said:

“I expressed my strong concern with the failure of the assessor’s office to get tax assessments out in a timely manner once again this year. The process calls for reviews at the local and state levels, followed by action by the treasurer’s office, before tax bills can even be mailed out. Then people have 30 days before the  first installment is due, with another 30 days before the second installment must be paid.

“At this point, it will be early Christmas before the second installment is due. In the meantime, schools will reopen in a couple more months and other functions, such as road districts, must continue to carry out their duties for our citizens countywide. This includes our municipalities, which will also have to wait on their property taxes.  This, in turn, causes us to have to reach into reserves, losing interest and negating the very security we gain from having those reserves…>>>

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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.