Mecklenburg to Review 2011 Revaluation
George Hartzman has a post up at Triadwatch about Mecklenburg County’s decision in May to seek an independent firm to review their property revaluation process.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mecklenburg commissioners on Tuesday said they want an independent review of the 2011 property revaluation, saying it could help bring answers to lingering concerns about the appraisal.
By a 6-3 vote, the board directed County Manager Harry Jones to bring it a recommendation by June 19 on who could conduct such an outside investigation, the details of the review and the estimated cost.
The board also asked for estimates on the price for a new revaluation in 2014 or 2015, though commissioners stopped short of ordering an appraisal by a specific date. State law requires a revaluation at least every eight years.
The vote comes after months of growing criticism about the accuracy of last year’s revaluation, the county’s first since 2003. Residents had questioned, among other things, how the county set land values and how it factored in the effect of foreclosures and still-falling home sales.
It appears they may have stepped on the wrong toes:
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis has convened a panel that could seek to change state laws surrounding property revaluations.
Tillis lives in Cornelius, and while there have been passionate complaints from homeowners all over Mecklenburg County (a total of 40,000 property revaluation appeals) a lot of concerns are clumped in Cornelius, where some waterfront land has skyrocketed.
I contend this is an important post by Triadwatch and should be included at Greensboro101.