Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Revalution Info (property re-assessment)

Please check out this very good NHI article and great video explanation by my colleague Justin Elicker (10-D).  Please call or email me with any additional questions.

The Mayor's presentation is available here. Also, the City is sending out a second letter (12/14) with additional information.

Two letters will be coming from the city with information on your new assessment.  Or, you can visit Vision Appraisal's website to look up your property.

The formal Assessment Appeals process begins Feb 1st.  Check back for more info or call Alderman Marchand!

Remember,  your property's assessment is only a piece (I do appreciate it's a significant piece to us property owners!) of the city's tax base, and one of many, many pieces (revenue side and spending side) of the huge puzzle that results in the property tax you will pay in 2012.  You have opportunity to correct and/or appeal your assessment.  You also have time to talk to your Alderman and participate in the public collaboration and debate as the 2012-13 budget is created, tweaked, changed, vetted, and approved.  The Mayor (by Charter) submits his proposed budget by March 1st (usually no sooner).  Then the BOA hold public hearings, do their oversight and then ratify the budget which then sets the property tax rate (mill rate) for FY12-13 beginning July 1, 2012.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

BZA Hearing Agenda 12/13 - 7-Eleven & Cafe

They will probably re-submit

Several neighbors have asked about two items on this Tuesday's BZA agenda.   

A new cafe ("cafe" is the description for a full bar per state liquor control) at Whalley & Dayton St. needs a special exception to open and some are concerned about it being a "stand alone bar."  Also, 7-Eleven seeks the necessary variance to be open between 11pm and 6am.  This store would occupy the old Tommy K's at Whalley & East Ramsdell.

The Westville-West Hills Community Management Team has heard from neighbors and CMT vice chair Andy Orefice has sent around a letter you can read here.

These items (and others) will be heard by the BZA on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 6:30pm at 200 Orange Street in the Hearing Room in the basement. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and public testimony is welcome.