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Countywide reassessment planned this year

February 21, 2013

Lycoming County commissioners announced today that they plan to introduce a countywide property reassessment to take place this year. Commissioners said a reassessment is long overdue....

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eric88

Feb-21-13 11:41 AM

Here's how were paying for your prison, sheeple! Beautiful transition from false crisis all the way to tax increase! BRAVO!!!

Yay local government!!!!!!!! Its only "fair"... We need funding for kick backs and pet projects

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wwhickok

Feb-21-13 11:42 AM

Let's call this what it is. I said this in response to several LTE's and artcles when it was annouced that property taxes for homes assessed at $100,000 or above would increase by $100/year and I'll say it again; Your house is now going to be worth no less than $100,000.

They had this planned in their head the ENTIRE TIME. They raised taxes and now they're going to make sure as many people as possible are paying the increased rates. They say "it doesn't necessarily mean an increase although many property values will" aka don't expect to avoid higher taxes.

I hate to say I told you so but.....I F***ing told you so!

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eric88

Feb-21-13 11:46 AM

Wwhickok---They had this planned in their head the ENTIRE TIME.

And the Sun Gazette did a masterful job of orchestration on behalf of the country commissioners!

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CaveFelem

Feb-21-13 12:19 PM

Hahaha - this does not mean a tax increase...LOL there should have been a warning on that one for those of us eating lunch and reading the paper.

It will probably "find" some properties, and hopefully adjust the assessment for people who forget to report improvements, etc. so they pay their fair share, but it's only a matter of time before the big increase comes.

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BornHere

Feb-21-13 12:39 PM

I'm glad I sold my properties when I did.

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Zippie

Feb-21-13 12:47 PM

This means thatI will:

1) Not paint and wash my house this year. 2) I will not prune my trees & shrubs and improve landscaping until 2014. 3) I may even cut and trimmy grass less often this year.

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JasonTaxYourFeet

Feb-21-13 1:17 PM

Does this mean they will hold off on Milage increases? Of course not! I called this some eight months ago when the article on the "Housing shortage" appeared... everyone get ready for the "double whammie!" Once again I advocate forcing whatever institution that conducts this reassessment to be forced to purchace properties for 75% of whatever they claim it is worth. It is the only way to hold them accountable for their "estimate." Accountability= Responsability. Disagree with your reassessment? Try not paying your new taxes in protest... and when they sell it out from under you think of the Mafia extorting "protection" money from small buisnesses and strongarming the public into paying up...

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eric88

Feb-21-13 1:28 PM

Can anyone lend me some Obama for president yard signs to drive my property value down?

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pointer

Feb-21-13 1:31 PM

About the only people this will not impact are those in public housing. Even non-home owners; when taxes go up so does rent.

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ScottOldNewberry

Feb-21-13 2:03 PM

Oh boy! Hold on to your wallets and purses. They are coming after more of your private property. Anytime government uses "fair" that means they want to take money from producers to give to non-producers.

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freedom123

Feb-21-13 2:28 PM

Well said Scott,Jason,Eric and even zippie. Don't fix whats not broken! I was planing on putting in a pool this year. HA!!!! Sorry kids "Big Brother" needs the money more.

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freedom123

Feb-21-13 2:33 PM

Well look on the bright side at least we don't live in Scranton! Borrow & Spend Borrow & Spend Borrow & Spend Borrow & Spend Borrow & Spend Borrow & Spend Borrow & Spend Borrow & Spend........Hey where did all the money go??????? (What do you call a bunch of Democrates running a city???.....SCRANTON :-)

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spike2

Feb-21-13 3:16 PM

Every single person who sees an increase in value should then challenge their reassessment. Is their a "No Home Improvement" show? "This Old Dump" maybe?

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Justin1

Feb-21-13 3:24 PM

someone's gotta pay for that 40 million dollar prison! why not the responsible citizens who aren't in jail??

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rick424

Feb-21-13 3:59 PM

Hey I wonder if your neighbor has a gas well next to your house and you can't drink your water will the value go down like when you try to sell it??

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BornHere

Feb-21-13 4:44 PM

rick, our water was fine but had the gas well near our house. I had to drop the price $9,300, but it was worth it.

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BornHere

Feb-21-13 4:48 PM

rick I forgot, I had to add my baseline water tests in my disclosure.

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rick424

Feb-21-13 6:20 PM

10 grand, wow that is a lot.

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BornHere

Feb-21-13 6:44 PM

rick I would have lost more money if I would have used a Realtor, but I sold the house myself and my sister handled the legal end.

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Weazzzz

Feb-21-13 11:28 PM

yeah think about it, mill goes down with your home value up..well why waste the money at all to do it? Don't act like its going to be like a break-even deal just tell them flat out you need more money.

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