Property tax – Montgomery Homestead http://montgomeryhomestead.com/ Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:22:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://montgomeryhomestead.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Property tax – Montgomery Homestead http://montgomeryhomestead.com/ 32 32 County Manager: The property tax rate is currently $ 9.37; The 2022 budget report will be released on Friday https://montgomeryhomestead.com/county-manager-the-property-tax-rate-is-currently-9-37-the-2022-budget-report-will-be-released-on-friday/ Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:24:56 +0000 https://montgomeryhomestead.com/county-manager-the-property-tax-rate-is-currently-9-37-the-2022-budget-report-will-be-released-on-friday/ Noting that the Genesee County Legislature has no plans to exceed the New York State property tax cap, County Director Matt Landers said this morning he expects that the tax rate for 2022 is down 53 cents from last year’s figure. “The rate right now, and the only reason the rate would increase if there […]]]>

Noting that the Genesee County Legislature has no plans to exceed the New York State property tax cap, County Director Matt Landers said this morning he expects that the tax rate for 2022 is down 53 cents from last year’s figure.

“The rate right now, and the only reason the rate would increase if there was any change in estimates by the time the budget was finalized in late November, is $ 9.37 (per 1,000 $ of assessed value), ”Landers said.

That’s down from the rate of $ 9.80 in 2021, a drop of about 4 ½ percent.

The tax levy, or the amount to be increased by taxes, goes from $ 31,451,727 to $ 32,130,246, an increase of just over 2%.

Landers pointed out that municipalities such as Genesee County cannot increase their tax levies more than the 2% tax cap.

He said his office was finalizing spending plans for all funds and the general fund, but said both would increase from 2021.

“I will have these figures when I table the budget on Friday,” he said, indicating that his office would issue a press release tomorrow.

Genesee County is using $ 1.4 million of its unspent fund balance in 2022, up from $ 2.3 million used in 2021.

Landers said the new Genesee County jail – with groundbreaking work slated for next spring – is a key part of the 2022 budget.

“We have no debt service in the 2022 budget because we will be borrowing for the prison in 22,” he said. “Debt service will come out in 2023.”

There are, however, positions in next year’s budget for four new correctional officers – positions that are part of a prison transition team required by the State Corrections Board to be in place prior to the inauguration. .

“We’ll pick four of our most experienced commanders to work on this, and that’s all they’re working on,” Landers said. “Then we’re going to fill and hire four positions that we’re creating. These positions will be maintained with the new jail as there is an expected staff increase with the new county jail.

The county plans to spend about $ 70 million on a 184-bed jail on West Main Street Road, just east of County Building 2. The facility will include an E-911 emergency center.

Two full-time nurses will be on duty in the new prison, an upgrade from the current full-time nurse and one part-time nurse, Landers said, and four new positions will be added to the highways department – two seasonal and two. full-time positions – to focus on tree felling.

“We’re going to dedicate a tree crew that will work year round, working on the backlog of trees devastated by the emerald ash borer,” Landers said. “Trees are in the right-of-way and must be cleared for security reasons. “


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Property taxes at the forefront of the Dover City Council Candidates Forum https://montgomeryhomestead.com/property-taxes-at-the-forefront-of-the-dover-city-council-candidates-forum/ Wed, 20 Oct 2021 09:08:56 +0000 https://montgomeryhomestead.com/property-taxes-at-the-forefront-of-the-dover-city-council-candidates-forum/ DOVER – Tax caps, property assessments and keeping Dover affordable were hot topics at the city council candidates forum on Monday night. There are three contested city council seats this year and four undisputed seats, leaving room for new faces on the council after this election. Voters will decide on November 2. At the forum […]]]>

DOVER – Tax caps, property assessments and keeping Dover affordable were hot topics at the city council candidates forum on Monday night.

There are three contested city council seats this year and four undisputed seats, leaving room for new faces on the council after this election. Voters will decide on November 2.

At the forum hosted by the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce on Monday evening, Mayor Bob Carrier told candidates he was eager to work together to move the city forward after the next election.

“It is an honor to serve, to put your name on a ballot and to hold an important office like this. We run a $ 150 million business, that’s what we do, ”Carrier said. “We have a lot of work to do.”

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The disputed seats include; Ward 1 with incumbent Michelle Muffett-Lipinski challenged by Madeline O’Reilly; Ward 2 with Robert Hinkel and Timothy Casey vying for a vacant seat left vacant by Marcia Gasses; and Ward 6 incumbent Fergus Cullen, challenged by Jodi Langellotti.

O’Reilly and Casey did not participate in the forum.

The undisputed candidates were invited to participate in the forum. Carrier and City Councilor Dennis Shanahan spoke, as well as runaway candidates Lindsey Williams and Linnea Nemeth. Williams is seeking re-election to her general seat and Nemeth is seeking to fill the general seat with John O’Connor after choosing not to stand for re-election.


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How the Amarillo property tax increase will affect you whether or not it passes https://montgomeryhomestead.com/how-the-amarillo-property-tax-increase-will-affect-you-whether-or-not-it-passes/ Tue, 19 Oct 2021 02:52:00 +0000 https://montgomeryhomestead.com/how-the-amarillo-property-tax-increase-will-affect-you-whether-or-not-it-passes/ AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) – Advance voting began today and the city of Amarillo has a proposal on the ballot that is different from any proposal previously made. It is now up to you to determine whether to increase the funding that would go to parks, public safety and the streets. If you vote yes, the […]]]>

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) – Advance voting began today and the city of Amarillo has a proposal on the ballot that is different from any proposal previously made.

It is now up to you to determine whether to increase the funding that would go to parks, public safety and the streets.

If you vote yes, the full tax increase from this year’s bill to next year’s bill would be just under $ 8 per month on a $ 100,000 home.

You will still see an increase on your monthly bill if the proposal does not pass. Instead, that would be just under $ 4 per month on a $ 100,000 home.

So the difference is an additional $ 4 per month.

“In any case, based on state law, there will be an increase in the tax rate. So what the council has decided is that if the voters vote and say no, it plans to allocate that additional increase to the maintenance of the parks. So trying to take care of the valuation we have now, we wouldn’t be able to start moving that needle around and seeing new amenities in the parks like trails or improvements to sports fields, equipment. extra playground, that sort of thing. It would be just to start helping with some of the mowing and maintenance efforts that we have on our existing properties, ”said Laura Storrs, Deputy City Manager and City of Amarillo Financial Director.

The mayor of Amarillo says she believes this tax increase would help reduce violence, as more children would be less likely to participate in gang activities and spend time in improved parks.

“What we invest in good quality parks and youth sports facilities is actually, I think, in lower crime rates in our city,” said Ginger Nelson, Mayor of the City of Amarillo. .

She also says that parks could play a role in growing the economy by hosting sports tournaments in Amarillo.

“If we could host these youth tournaments in our city, you know, if that brings in 200 families for the weekend and they do their shopping in our stores, and they eat in our restaurants, stay in the hotels is an economic boost for the city. and we’re not capturing those dollars right now, we don’t have the facilities that allow us to be competitive for youth tournaments, ”said Nelson.

On AmarilloTaxRate.com, you can research your home’s value and see exactly how increasing the tax rate would affect your monthly bill.

Keep in mind that this tax increase would not affect people 65 or older.

For more information on the property tax increase, click here.

To find out the times and places of voting, click here. Early voting ends October 29.

Copyright 2021 KFDA. All rights reserved.


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Soil table update for agricultural property tax delayed by complexity, turnover and inability of revenue department to anticipate public angst https://montgomeryhomestead.com/soil-table-update-for-agricultural-property-tax-delayed-by-complexity-turnover-and-inability-of-revenue-department-to-anticipate-public-angst/ Sun, 17 Oct 2021 14:16:09 +0000 https://montgomeryhomestead.com/soil-table-update-for-agricultural-property-tax-delayed-by-complexity-turnover-and-inability-of-revenue-department-to-anticipate-public-angst/ More than five years ago, the legislature passed House Bill 1007 of 2016, directing the Department of Revenue to ask SDSU economists to update the soil tables that underpin farmland assessments. There was an emergency clause in that bill because, well, updating those floor tables was obviously an emergency. Five years and seven months later, […]]]>

More than five years ago, the legislature passed House Bill 1007 of 2016, directing the Department of Revenue to ask SDSU economists to update the soil tables that underpin farmland assessments. There was an emergency clause in that bill because, well, updating those floor tables was obviously an emergency.

Five years and seven months later, we still don’t have any new floor tables. The 2019 legislature was going to implement data provided by SDSU to simplify the farm productivity tax (it’s our highest notional income tax on farmland), but SDSU data made lawmakers nervous. , and they monopolized Senate Bill 4 of 2019 for Direct Revenue and SDSU to study the impact of updating soil tables on agricultural balance sheets.

Work has dragged on since and at Thursday’s Farmland Valuation Working Group meeting, Revenue Secretary Jim Terwilliger said we are still not ready to roll out the new soil tables for tax purposes. .

Terwilliger presented to the task force this memo sent to county equalization directors on August 9, 2021, summarizing what has happened with the soil tables project over the past five years:

  1. 2016: The legislature allocated funds to DOR to contract with South Dakota State University (SDSU) “to update data used in soil tables.” 2016 House Bill 1007.
  2. 2016 – 2018: SDSU researched new soil tables, studying the NRCS online soil survey and other data.
  3. 2016-2018: SDSU made presentations to the Agricultural Land Assessment Implementation and Oversight Advisory Working Group (Agricultural Land Working Group) on the state of research.
  4. 2019: The legislature asked the DOR and SDSU to “study the impact of changes to the methodology of soil assessment for the purpose of assessing agricultural land” by conducting a pilot study in several counties. 2019 Senate Bill 4. Data from the pilot study was reported to the Ag Land Task Force at the end of 2019.
  5. 2019-2020: SDSU continued to work on the soil tables project, including preparing a first draft of soil tables for each county.
  6. 2019-2020: Russ Hansen, Property Tax Specialist at DOR, worked closely with SDSU on the new floor tables project. Mr. Hansen had extensive experience in farmland valuation and computer science, which is very useful for the new soil tables project.
  7. 2020: DOR received SDSU’s first floor table project during the first part of the year.
  8. 2020: Russ Hansen, DOR property tax specialist, left DOR in July 2020.
  9. 2020: The first draft floor tables have been sent to all DOEs for review by the DOE to find any errors or anomalies. The DOEs were to report errors and anomalies to the DOR.
  10. 2020: DOR hired Kathy Goetsch as a property tax specialist to replace Russ Hansen, effective September 2020.
  11. 2020: SDSU worked on a second draft floor tables for several counties.
  12. 2021: DOR Property Taxation Director Lesley Coyle left DOR in March 2021. From 2019 to 2021 Director Coyle was heavily involved in the new floor tables project.
  13. 2021: DOR received from SDSU a second draft floor tables for several counties during the first part of the year.
  14. 2021: Wendy Semmler was hired as the new director of the property tax division of the DOR in April 2021.
  15. 2021: DOR sent second draft floor tables to multiple DOEs for DOE review during the first part of 2021.
  16. 2021: The DOR informed all DOEs in May 2021 that the new draft soil tables will not be used for the assessment of agricultural land in 2022.
  17. 2021: DOR continues to work on the floor tables project [Secretary Jim Terwilliger, Department of Revenue, memo to county directors of equalization, 2021.08.09].

Terwilliger attributed the continued delay in resolving this emergency to complexity, turnover and misinformation:

The implementation of a new soil table for the 66 counties of South Dakota is a major and very complex project. Hundreds of soils need to be examined, multiple datasets need to be investigated, and the review and testing of soil tables all need to take place before moving forward. The DOR continues to review the draft floor tables and work on the issues that have been raised with the SDSU. The DOR will not go ahead with new floor tables until we are satisfied that the new floor tables are correct.

The DOR experienced a turnover of key personnel which slowed down implementation. Losing Property Tax Division Manager Lesley Coyle and Property Tax Specialist Russ Hansen, the two people who were the heads of the DOR Floor Tables project implementation team, rolled back the project. Although the new director of the property tax division, Wendy Semmler, and property tax specialist Kathy Goetsch are very knowledgeable, neither had been closely involved in the floor tables project. It took a long time for these people to get up to speed.

Valuable DOR time was reallocated from work on the floor tables project to dealing with public misinformation. In May 2021, a DOE shared their county’s first soil table project with the public. When the DOR sent the first draft floor tables to the DOEs, the DOR enlisted the help of the DOEs to help identify any errors or anomalies that need to be corrected. When the DOE shared a first draft of the Soil Table with the public (which wasn’t close to being finalized), it only caused public angst over the provisional database. The result is that the DOR must have spent precious time explaining that the first floor table project was not final. A second draft soil table was sent to the county in mid-2021, which helped correct some errors that were present in the first draft. Even the second draft is not final. The DOR must focus its limited resources on soil tables for the 66 counties [Terwilliger, 2021.08.09].

The complexity that I can understand as a delaying factor. But turnover? Had the ministry and legislature resolved this emergency diligently, they would have finalized and implemented the tables before the ministry lost its two main project leaders. If the Soil Table update turned out to be so monumental, it should have been at the top of the list of knowledge capture projects for transitions, with the ministry spending a lot of time on departing Hansen and Coyle (and possibly even be an allowance after departure) to prepare brief notebooks for their replacements on the floor tables.

What about disinformation? It sounds like an inability to anticipate the public reaction of the ministry. The boxing of 2019 SB 4 made it clear that the Legislature and Revenue clearly understood that the reconfiguration of the soil tables and the resulting tax assessments would raise all kinds of concerns among rural and less rural taxpayers. That is why when you publish this first draft for public discussion, you ensure that “DRAFT” is stamped prominently on every page of this first version and on each director’s understanding of Equalization, and you accompany this draft with ‘A list of the top 20 questions you anticipate will be frequently asked when taxpayers see that first draft and turn around.

The delay in updating the ground tables looks like a bad P3 case – and I’m not talking about the paycheck protection plan. In this case, the state government’s poor planning means that we will continue to base the property taxes of farmers and ranchers on soil studies which, as Terwilliger notes in his memo, are 20, 30 or even 40 years old. .

Hmm … tax farmers on income we assume they could make based on old soil data that the Revenue Department finds incredibly difficult to update and deploy, or ask farmers to submit their own. real income data, as they already do every year for the federal government and tax it on the basis of the single, straightforward figure known as taxable income, which do you think would be the easiest and fastest?


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Sample ballot for the November elections | https://montgomeryhomestead.com/sample-ballot-for-the-november-elections/ Sat, 16 Oct 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://montgomeryhomestead.com/sample-ballot-for-the-november-elections/ The following are the ballot races for the Nov. 2 election in Hunt County. Note: Not all races will appear on all ballots. State of texas Proposal 1 Vote for none or one “The constitutional amendment allowing charitable foundations of professional sports teams of organizations sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association or the Women’s […]]]>

The following are the ballot races for the Nov. 2 election in Hunt County. Note: Not all races will appear on all ballots.

State of texas

Proposal 1

Vote for none or one

“The constitutional amendment allowing charitable foundations of professional sports teams of organizations sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association or the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association to hold charity raffles at rodeo venues.”

For

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State of texas

Proposal 2

Vote for none or one

“The constitutional amendment allowing a county to finance the development or redevelopment of transport or infrastructure in unproductive, underdeveloped or devastated areas of the county. “

For

Versus

State of texas

Proposal 3

Vote for none or one

“The constitutional amendment to prohibit this state or a political subdivision of this state from banning or limiting religious services by religious organizations. “

For

Versus

State of texas

Proposition 4

Vote for none or one

“The constitutional amendment modifying the conditions of eligibility of a judge of the Supreme Court, a judge of the criminal appeal court, a judge of an appeal court and a district judge . “

For

Versus

State of texas

Proposal 5

Vote for none or one

“The constitutional amendment conferring additional powers on the State Commission on the Conduct of Judges in relation to candidates for judicial office”.

For

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Proposition 6

For for none or one

“The constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visits. “

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Proposal 7

Vote for none or one

“The constitutional amendment allowing the surviving spouse of a person with a disability to receive a limitation on ad valorem taxes from the school district on the homestead of the spouse’s residence if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person’s death . “

For

Versus

State of texas

Proposition 8

Vote for none or one

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide an ad valorem exemption from taxation of all or part of the market value of the homestead residential property of the surviving spouse of a member of the United States armed forces who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

For

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Hunt County,

Proposal A

Choose None or One

“The issuance of bonds of $ 75,000,000 for the acquisition, design, construction, improvement and equipping of the facilities of the Hunt County Detention and Law Enforcement Center, including the related judicial facilities, and the acquisition of land consequently, and the levying of a tax in payment thereof. “

For

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DSI Commerce,

Proposal A

Vote for none or one

“The issuance of $ 62,500,000 of bonds by the Commerce Independent School District for the purpose of constructing, acquiring and equipping school buildings in the district and to collect taxes in payment thereof. This is an increase in the property tax.

For

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DSI Commerce

Proposal B

Vote for none or one

“The issuance of $ 5,500,000 bonds by the Commerce Independent School District for the purpose of constructing, acquiring and equipping a mixed-use facility and collecting taxes in payment thereof.” This is an increase in the property tax.

For

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Lone Oak Independent School District,

Proposal A

Vote for none or one

“The issuance of $ 41,000,000 in bonds by the Lone Oak Independent School District for school facilities and the collection of taxes in payment thereof.” This is an increase in the property tax.

For

Versus

Lone Oak Independent School District,

Proposal B

Vote for none or one

“The issuance of a bond of $ 3,900,000 by the Lone Oak Independent School District for improvements to Buffalo Stadium and the collection of taxes in payment thereof. This is an increase in the property tax.

For

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City of poetry,

Proposal A

Vote for none or one

“The adoption of a local sales and use tax in the town of Poetry, Texas at the rate of 2% to generate revenue for the maintenance and repair of municipal streets. “

For

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Municipal Council,

Town of West Tawakoni, Place 1 (Full term)

Vote for none or one

Kevin featherston

For

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Municipal Council,

Town of West Tawakoni, Place 3 (Full term)

Vote for none or one

Pam reed

For

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Municipal Council,

Town of West Tawakoni, Place 5 (Full term)

Vote for none or one

Chris Burkett

For

Versus

Town of West Tawakoni, Proposition A

Vote for none or one

“Establish a tax limitation authorized by Article 8 of the Texas Constitution, section 1-b (h) to: 1. Create a non-revocable and non-cancellable limitation cap for the Ad Valorem tax levy of the City of West Tawakoni on any family property of a person aged sixty-five (65) or over or disabled who applies for and benefits from an exemption from property tax on family property; 2. Allow increases on this homestead to the extent that the value of the homestead is increased by improvements other than repairs and improvements made to comply with government requirements and accept as may be consistent with the transfer of a tax limitation under a law authorized by this paragraph; 3. Allow this limitation to be maintained after the person’s death while the homestead remains the homestead residence of that person’s surviving spouse if the spouse is fifty-five (55) years of age or older at the time of death. of the person ; subject to the exceptions provided for by general law; and 4, Authorize the transfer by qualified owners of all or a commensurate amount of this tax limitation to another residential property in the town of West Tawakoni if ​​such transfer is provided for by the legislature by common law at the time of transfer. “

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developer seeks tax increase financing for residential development near BMS | Family https://montgomeryhomestead.com/developer-seeks-tax-increase-financing-for-residential-development-near-bms-family/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 03:45:00 +0000 https://montgomeryhomestead.com/developer-seeks-tax-increase-financing-for-residential-development-near-bms-family/ BLOUNTVILLE – The Sullivan County Commission had its first public preview Thursday on a request to partner with the City of Bristol to provide up to $ 1.7 million in additional tax funding to bring a residential development of 37, $ 5 million in a “devastated” area near Bristol Motor Speedway. Bristol Tennessee City Council […]]]>

BLOUNTVILLE – The Sullivan County Commission had its first public preview Thursday on a request to partner with the City of Bristol to provide up to $ 1.7 million in additional tax funding to bring a residential development of 37, $ 5 million in a “devastated” area near Bristol Motor Speedway.

Bristol Tennessee City Council approved the plan earlier this week. The Sullivan County Commission is expected to vote next week. Bristol Housing is in favor of the project.

Tennessee law allows local governments to use tax increase funding to help offset the cost of redeveloping disaster areas to make property use more feasible for developers. The owners continue to pay the tax bill on the plots concerned, but for an agreed period, part of their payments is intended to repay the loans used to cover the additional cost of the redevelopment, compared to simple construction on a plot. nine.

In this case, the developers would use the TIF money to do things like remove asphalt, gravel and other existing upgrades, for grading, installation of storm water and utilities, and construction. of roads.

The Overlook will bring approximately 158 new single-family residences on the five included plots of land in the project area.

The 96 independent single-family homes will measure between 2,000 and 2,800 square feet, contain at least three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and their purchase price is estimated to be between $ 225,000 and $ 280,000.

The 62 townhouses will measure between 1,600 and 1,800 square feet and have similar amenities, with estimated purchase prices of $ 180,000.

Kingsport-based Danny Karst is the developer and, along with his wife Carla, attended a county commission working session on Thursday to answer any questions about the project. He said The Overlook looks a lot like West Gate, a redevelopment of a former mall site off West Stone Drive in Kingsport. West Gate, which the Karsts and their partners also initiated, received TIF money from the town of Kingsport and Sullivan County. Danny Karst said it would be finished well ahead of schedule.

The Overlook Project is bigger than West Gate. The concept drawings of the houses to be built there are identical to those distributed for the construction of West Gate.

When completed, The Overlook residential development would increase the tax assessment nearly tenfold – from $ 753,955 today (generating annual property tax revenues of $ 18,142 for the county and $ 14,976 for the city of Bristol ) to nearly $ 7.08 million (generating new annual property tax revenues of $ 152,084 for the county and $ 125,545 for Bristol).

After deducting each government’s “set aside” debt service (required by law), administrative fees paid to Bristol Housing and the 35% “hold” for county and city, the new taxes generated by the project will provide up to $ 158,557 per year. to repay the $ 1.7 million loan that Bristol Housing will borrow to finance the TIF. The loan will be repaid over a maximum of 15 years.

According to the proposal, over those 15 years, the new annual monetary benefits for Sullivan County (the 35% growth “holdback” and “set aside” debt service) would amount to $ 48,460, while the figure for Bristol would equal $ 60,268.

The Sullivan County the commission is scheduled to meet on the second floor of the historic Sullivan County Courthouse on Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.


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“We’re leaving something behind:” Seminole County owners approve self-imposed tax to save old golf course https://montgomeryhomestead.com/were-leaving-something-behind-seminole-county-owners-approve-self-imposed-tax-to-save-old-golf-course/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 21:37:24 +0000 https://montgomeryhomestead.com/were-leaving-something-behind-seminole-county-owners-approve-self-imposed-tax-to-save-old-golf-course/ SEMINOLE COUNTY, Florida – Seminole County leaders voted to spend millions of dollars to save two golf courses, with some owners agreeing to a self-imposed tax to cover the costs of turning an old course into a county park. Deborah Bauer is a longtime resident of the Deer Run community in Seminole County. She said […]]]>

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Florida – Seminole County leaders voted to spend millions of dollars to save two golf courses, with some owners agreeing to a self-imposed tax to cover the costs of turning an old course into a county park.

Deborah Bauer is a longtime resident of the Deer Run community in Seminole County. She said when the golf course closed its doors a few years ago, she knew residents had to step in to save the land from development.

“Although development is something important in the right areas, there are also places where development should not be allowed because it is not appropriate and it was the case where development was not. appropriate on this property, ”said Bauer.

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Bauer started the “Save Deer Run Citizen’s Action Group”. The group of neighbors worked to find a way to prevent the property from being turned into hundreds of homes.

The neighborhood turned to the Seminole County Commission for help three years ago. Bauer said the board told residents they must step in to save the earth.

“I think, literally, we were prepared to write the check to put our money where our mouth is,” she said.

The county tasked the community of Deer Run to approve a municipal service delivery unit, which is a self-imposed tax on homeowners. This is an additional assessment on property tax bills estimated between $ 65 and $ 130 per household per year for 15 years.

Bauer and volunteers roamed the nearly 3,000 home neighborhoods for weeks to fight for the tax district.

“We had to get 65% of the residents who were in that group of people not just to turn in their ballot and vote yes for it,” Bauer said.

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The deadline was last Friday. According to the county, 67% of Deer Run owners voted in favor of the tax district.

Following the MSBU’s results on Tuesday, the Seminole County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to move forward. The board has agreed to spend $ 14 million to purchase the Deer Run Golf Course to turn it into a park, as well as to purchase the Wekiva Golf Course.

Commissioner Bob Dallari said the county will continue to operate the Wekiva golf course.

“He continues to make money. There is no sense in shutting it down, ”said Dallari.

Dallari said the deal adds nearly 300 acres of urban parks to Seminole County. He thanks the owners for achieving results and saving the earth.

“They came to us with a problem, they showed us a solution and they helped us with a solution,” said Dallari.

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Dallari said the county made a similar decision by purchasing the now defunct Rolling Hills golf course in 2016. The county is currently in the process of turning the land into a park.

“Rolling Hills was really the model on how we did this,” said Dallari. “It was a win-win for everyone, so we took that model and brought it to Deer Run.”

Dallari said there will be community meetings to allow the public to participate in the design plans for the park at Deer Run. He said features will include footpaths and cycle paths, as well as playgrounds and open spaces. He adds that the MSBU money will be used to pay for the upgrades.

The next step is for the county to finalize the contract and the financing. Dallari said he hoped the county would own both golf courses by the end of the year.

Bauer adds that the owners are grateful to the county and the owner for working together to save the green space.

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“We believe that we have not only done our duty to protect our homes, but we have also done something that we are proud of because we know we are leaving something for the residents of tomorrow,” she said.

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Albany County releases proposed budget for 2022, no tax increase https://montgomeryhomestead.com/albany-county-releases-proposed-budget-for-2022-no-tax-increase/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 18:12:00 +0000 https://montgomeryhomestead.com/albany-county-releases-proposed-budget-for-2022-no-tax-increase/ ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Albany County Director Dan McCoy has released his executive budget for fiscal year 2022. The budget remains below the state property tax cap and keeps taxes in same level for the ninth consecutive year. The budget stands at nearly $ 754 million and represents a 4.75% increase over the adopted 2021 […]]]>

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Albany County Director Dan McCoy has released his executive budget for fiscal year 2022. The budget remains below the state property tax cap and keeps taxes in same level for the ninth consecutive year.

The budget stands at nearly $ 754 million and represents a 4.75% increase over the adopted 2021 budget of $ 719.3 million. An average home of $ 200,000 will save about $ 6.00 on its tax bill.

“For nearly a decade now, I have prioritized keeping taxes stable and controlling spending to ensure Albany County remains an affordable place to live, work and raise a family,” McCoy said. “We have done this not by cutting back on the programs and services our residents rely on every day, but by reducing government burden and using taxpayer dollars more efficiently.

State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli placed the county in a “No Budget Stress Designation” category, based on budget management and growth.

McCoy said a priority for the county this year is to streamline its comprehensive workforce development plan. The plan is to retain county employees. This involves improvements in longevity pay and medical, dental and visual plans. The budget also includes a 2% increase for non-union workers.

“We are losing workers to New York State,” McCoy said. “So one of the important things for me has been, through this whole health crisis, and these workers who have come every day, to say thank you, to stabilize their foundations for their families, which is so important to me. . “

The job titles and salaries of civil servants are included in the budget.

The county is investing $ 250,000 in the Advance Albany County Alliance to create more jobs and $ 250,000 in the Albany County Land Bank to improve neighborhoods in the county.

The Advance Albany County Alliance is the local development corporation created last year. It is an economic development organization whose sole objective is to strengthen the county’s economy. The Alliance supports and retains local businesses and brings new long-term projects to the county.

The Albany County Land Bank facilitates the process of acquiring, improving and redistributing vacant properties. The organization returns the properties to productive use.

The Albany County Legislature has received the proposed budget and will begin reviewing it.

“An initial review of the 2022 budget shows that the county executive and its team are prepared to invest in the health and well-being of our county’s workforce while streamlining county government, reducing costs. taxes and still providing essential services, ”said President Andrew Joyce. . “We look forward to conducting further analysis and review that will help realize our collective vision for the county going forward.”

The Audit and Finance Committee will be holding a series of meetings as part of its annual budget review starting October 18 at 5:30 p.m.

The full executive budget proposed for 2022 can be viewed below.

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Thousands of ordinary homes are swept into the top tax bracket https://montgomeryhomestead.com/thousands-of-ordinary-homes-are-swept-into-the-top-tax-bracket/ Mon, 11 Oct 2021 11:13:20 +0000 https://montgomeryhomestead.com/thousands-of-ordinary-homes-are-swept-into-the-top-tax-bracket/ Thousands of regular family homes are dragged into the most dreaded property tax brackets as our home appraisal deadline approaches November 1. Houses and apartments worth over 1 million euros have become commonplace in Dublin due to soaring prices. And these are the main targets of a new property tax regime that aims to raise […]]]>

Thousands of regular family homes are dragged into the most dreaded property tax brackets as our home appraisal deadline approaches November 1.

Houses and apartments worth over 1 million euros have become commonplace in Dublin due to soaring prices.

And these are the main targets of a new property tax regime that aims to raise an additional 80 million euros for exhausted state coffers by targeting the owners of these expensive homes.

Thousands of regular family homes are being swept into the most dreaded property tax brackets as our home appraisal deadline draws near November 1. Photo: Getty Images

Almost 500 homes over $ 1 million are currently on the market through the single real estate website Myhome.ie.

Most are expected to rack up property tax bills that start at four digits and quickly climb to several thousand dollars. And the “millionaire rank” is no longer limited to Dublin suburbs 4 and 6. It is now spreading to North Dublin.

“Castleknock, Clontarf, Portmarnock, Malahide, Howth, Sutton, they’re all in this bracket now,” said realtor Wayne O’Brien of Douglas Newman Good.

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The “millionaire row” is no longer confined to Dublin suburbs 4 and 6. Photo: Getty Images

“We see it more and more. Offington Estate in Sutton would cost over a million now. There are also properties over $ 1million in Killester. At Grace Park Manor, Drumcondra, there are apartments worth over a million.

There were 16 houses worth over a million euros for sale in Dublin 3, for example, on Saturday night, including semi-detached houses and four-bedroom detached houses that don’t look particularly lavish.

Even houses at the end of terraces in the region bring in seven-figure sums.

In 2020, 638 properties worth € 1 million or more were sold, according to Daft.ie’s latest “wealth survey”.


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Let’s talk about HB33 and property taxes – Los Alamos Reporter https://montgomeryhomestead.com/lets-talk-about-hb33-and-property-taxes-los-alamos-reporter/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 00:00:10 +0000 https://montgomeryhomestead.com/lets-talk-about-hb33-and-property-taxes-los-alamos-reporter/ To my colleagues in the community, Let’s talk a bit about HB33 and property taxes. HB33 is on the November poll. Passage of HB33 provides an important source of funding for our schools and provides necessities such as desks and chairs, computers and play equipment. This funding is already in place. We are already paying […]]]>

To my colleagues in the community,

Let’s talk a bit about HB33 and property taxes. HB33 is on the November poll. Passage of HB33 provides an important source of funding for our schools and provides necessities such as desks and chairs, computers and play equipment. This funding is already in place. We are already paying for it. What we are voting on is the continuation of this funding. Switching to HB33 will NOT add to your taxes.

I know there are people who are worried about their property taxes right now because home values ​​are rising rapidly. Did you know that your tax rate does NOT increase at the same rate as these increases in value? When you buy your home, a value is fixed and it is what you are taxed on. Unless there are significant improvements (such as an addition) to your property, the assessed value cannot increase by more than 3% from the previous year, no matter how much the actual value increases. If you already own your home, you don’t have to worry about current market rates when it comes to determining the assessed value of your property.

Did you know that there may be ways to reduce your property tax payments? The Head of Household Exemption reduces the assessed value of a property by $ 2,000. The veterans exemption reduces it by $ 4,000. If you qualify for either, they are very easy to apply for from the county assessor’s office. There is also an exemption for totally disabled veterinarians and an assessment limitation for elderly residents with disabilities with limited income. They have a great flyer that gives a lot of information on your property valuation and exemptions. It is accessible here. https://www.losalamosnm.us/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=17002284

If you qualify for any exemptions that you are not taking, please contact the assessor’s office and apply today. This is the right way to lower your property taxes without taking significant funds out of our schools.

Please join me in voting Yes for HB33 and supporting education in our community.

Truly,
Martha katko


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