Tag Archives: Property taxes

JASPER COUNTY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY OWNERS GET TAX BREAK

July 6, 2017 It might be very small, and certainly won’t offset the tax increases from the BOC and School Board, but it is something. Despite the majority of the BOC refusing to use the rollback rate on the tax … Continue reading

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QUESTIONS ARISE ABOUT PROPERTY VALUES– ARE THEY FAIR? ARE THEY CORRECT?

June 25, 2017 When property values are set, they are supposed to be substantially “uniform” with other similar properties. Are they? Why did the county properties have inflation increases when no city properties had inflation increases? What about certain commercial … Continue reading

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CITY TO PURCHASE NEW MEGASITE—COST UNKNOWN TO PUBLIC—40 YEARS OF DEBT TO BUY

June 7, 2017 The Monticello News recently printed an article titled, “City to Purchase Megasite for Water, Growth”  Even though the Monticello News reported “the purchase WILL be made through USDA grants and loans,” there has NOT been a grant … Continue reading

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CHIEF ASSESSOR BENTLEY WARNS COMMISSIONERS THAT PROPERTY VALUES WILL INCREASE AGAIN IN 2017

FAIR WARNING PEOPLE—EXPECT YOUR PROPERTY TAXES TO RISE AGAIN IN 2017 November 16, 2016   At the recent 11/7/16 meeting, Chief Assessor Lynn Bentley gave a 23 minute presentation to the BOC about “why she does what she does.”  It … Continue reading

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR PROPERTY TAX BILL AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU APPEALED YOUR VALUES

August 12, 2016 By now you should have received your property tax bill.  Did your property taxes go up again?  Unless your property is in conservation, your taxes most likely went up—especially if you have a home in Jasper County.  … Continue reading

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DISTRICT 5 COMMISSIONER DOUG LUKE FIGHTS FOR PROPERTY TAX CUT

May 18, 2016 At the budget meeting Monday night, Comm. Luke made the case for cutting the budget and property taxes.  Watch this video: “Not everyone thinks the value increase is warranted, me included.”—Doug Luke “They must go through the … Continue reading

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THE REAL JASPER COUNTY GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

May 13, 2016 Almost daily the deal makers– two commissioners—Pennamon and Trammell—and economic development director, David Dyer meet. David Dyer makes $65,000 per year plus expenses plus mileage and sometimes a bonus as Jasper County’s Economic Development Director.  It seems … Continue reading

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