City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
192486
Work Completed
Feb 23, 2012 7:00 PM

10.G That the Chief Assessor appear before this Board to provide specific details and responses to citizens’ concerns regarding recent tax bills, including increased land values in particular areas of the city.

Information

Department:Board of AldermenSponsors:Ward Two Alderman Maryann M. Heuston
Category:OrderFunctions:Order

Body

That the Chief Assessor appear before this Board to provide specific details and responses to citizens’ concerns regarding recent tax bills, including the rationale for increased land value in particular areas of the city.

 

Meeting History

Jan 26, 2012 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED
Feb 22, 2012 6:00 PM  Finance Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Levye informed the members that in order to meet assessing requirements set by the Department of Revenue, the city’s tax rate increased $12.71 per thousand. Responding to an inquiry from property owners of Concord Avenue, Mr. Levye explained that in that particular neighborhood, the average tax bill increased by $220. An appeal of the assessment was filed by these property owners and a re-assessment will be conducted of the property in question with a determination expected in 3 months.

RESULT:WORK COMPLETED
Feb 23, 2012 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED