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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Council's agenda session Tuesday marks end of summer



Plainfield
City Council meets Tuesday (Monday is Labor Day) for its agenda-setting session, marking the end of summer and the revving up of Council business as the fiscal year heads toward its end.

Looks like a quiet meeting -- though last month's also did, and was anything but.

One item that caught my eye was a resolution authorizing tax adjustments to 317 properties for nearly $465,000. This reflects downward adjustments on assessments after appeals to the County Tax Board by property owners.

In part, tax appeals reflect the assessed valuations getting out of whack from actual market values due to changes in market conditions and the properties themselves (improvements, expansion, abandonment, etc.).

The state has been cracking down on communities that have not revalued their properties for decades. Plainfield's last revaluation was in 1991, if memory serves me correctly.

Our turn for attention from the state must be coming up.


  -- Dan Damon [follow]


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