Posted on 03 March 2013.
State lawmakers from Mecklenburg County are planning a press conference Monday morning to unveil legislation they’re introducing to fix problems with the county’s 2011 property revaluation. State Representative Bill Brawley of Matthews and State Senator Jeff Tarte of Cornelius will join local officials at 9 o’clock at the Government Center in Charlotte.
Joining the two legislators will be County Commission chair Pat Cotham, other Mecklenburg County elected officials and legislators, and citizens who have pushed county officials to correct the revualation. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Neighborhoods, Politics
Posted on 20 February 2013.
Watch the Mecklenburg County Commission meeting discussion Tuesday about the revaluation issue.
By DAVID BORAKS
Mecklenburg County Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to support state legislation that would authorize refunds for those whose property values are found to have been overstated in the 2011 property revaluation. But there’s new information this week that any revisions and refunds could take several years. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Downtown & old Davidson, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Neighborhoods, Politics, real estate, River Run
Posted on 19 February 2013.
Updated Tuesday, 12:36pm
The 2011 Mecklenburg County property revaluation will be on the agenda at the Mecklenburg County Commission again Tuesday night. Commissioners will consider a statement endorsing property tax refunds or new charges for any properties whose values are adjusted in a do-over of the revaluation. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Neighborhoods, real estate
Posted on 05 December 2012.
Former Mecklenburg County Assessor Garrett Alexander, who resigned last month on the condition that he would get another county job, has been reassigned as a senior financial analyst in the county finance department – with a cut in pay. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Mooresville, real estate
Posted on 28 November 2012.
By JULIE ROSE
CHARLOTTE – The Mecklenburg County Commission on Tuesday stopped short of ordering a complete re-do of the 2011 Property Tax Revaluation, but they took enough steps to satisfy some critics – for now. Read the full story
Posted in Mecklenburg County, Neighborhoods, real estate, WFAE
Posted on 21 November 2012.
A citizen held a sign at Tuesday’s county commissioner meeting. Behind her are Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte (second from right) and commissioner Chuck Travis (right). (Julie Rose/WFAE)
By JULIE ROSE
The tax assessor who oversaw Mecklenburg County’s much-maligned 2011 revaluation is out. County Commissioners announced Tuesday night that Garrett Alexander has resigned, but they put off a final decision on how to handle problems with the revaluation.
It was an awkward night for County Manager Harry Jones. Eight months ago he was adamant the revaluation did not need reexamining. Read the full story
Posted in Mecklenburg County, real estate, WFAE
Posted on 19 November 2012.
Map show’s Pearson’s rating for the quality of the 2011 revaluation in selected neighborhoods. Green means “acceptable,” yellow “minor” problems, red “major” problems. See the final report below.
Consultants who reviewed the 2011 Mecklenburg County property revaluation delivered their final report to county officials on Friday. That means it’s now up to county commissioners to decide how the county responds to the consultants’ findings of flaws in the revaluation. Commissioners will take up the issue The issue is on the agenda at Tuesday’s county commission meeting. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Huntersville
Posted on 15 November 2012.
Emmett Curl of Pearson’s Appraisal spoke at Wednesday’s Cornelius Town Hall meeting. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
CORNELIUS – A consultant next week will formally recommend that the Mecklenburg County Commission and county staff fix problems with the county’s 2011 property revaluation, and overhaul the assessor’s office to improve transparency and customer service.
How county officials might respond isn’t yet clear. But if they don’t act, the area’s newly elected state Senator warned Wednesday the legislature could could step in with legislation requiring a fix – possibly one more drastic than what the county might do. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Neighborhoods, Politics, real estate