Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Leo Carroll Responds To Letter

 
Greece Post Letter To The Editor, Oct. 22, 2014
 
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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unless your the RECEIVER OF TAXES and named Rick Antelli then you get a BIG break on your commercial property at 3465 Latta Rd

Anonymous said...

Wasn't NYS Real Property Law written/adopted by elected officials?

Anonymous said...

It's good to see Leo has actually read ORPS publications and understands the Assessor is insulated from local politics.

Unfortunately, Leo seems from time to time unable to understand that arms length relationship he is supposed to maintain.

I guess we can say is Leo is better than the crook he replaced.

Charlie Hubbard said...

So what we have is a dept. paid for 'locally' - those running this dept. hired 'locally' and oversight provided by Albany. NO 'local' oversight. If you have a problem with your assessment you are told about 'policy' we have and if you don't like it - call Albany???
I now know after making my 'local' representative about my concern over $ per Sq. Ft. being used as justification for the towns figure of 'market value' - the mixing of the two can give you pretty much any number you want. I now know why my 'local' elected official has not responded - it's someone 'else's' fault.

Anonymous said...

I love the argument that sales prices are used to validate the assessment. If the sale prices in the area were actually used, our assessments would be a lot lower

george hubbard said...

To: SCATS

1. Let numbers speak for themselves - D&C sales data Oct 11, and corresponding public data on assessments.

2. ‘774 Edg...’ assessed $222,200 sold $330,000 - higher by $107,800 (+48.5%).

3. ’300 Rou...’ assessed $111,000 sold $157,500 - higher by $46,500 (+41.9%).

4. Taxpayers, whether paying directly or indirectly through rent, should insist on accountability from elected officials!

Comments invited.

George Hubbard

SCATS said...

To 1:50AM ~~ I'm wondering WHY Leo is still here! We were told by Relic that he was being retained through the reassessment, period. Seems odd that this is the ONE person leftover from a previous admin. that we're keeping. Something smells ...

To Charlie @7:12AM ~~ Let's not forget the previous Supervisor had a totally corrupted assessor whose work was never reviewed followed by an assessor who didn't live anywhere near Greece! Again, why is Leo still here when we were told it was temporary?? As for $$/sq ft ... I've tried to make sense of that in my own neighborhood. While I know they are using this in a lot of situations, it also appears that SOME people just get really low assessments, especially if they are the right political flavor.

To 8:10AM ~~ I absolutely agree that's true at least in a number of neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

SCATS, I think if you do some reading on Assessors and ORPS regulations you may find Reliable Bill CAN'T fire Leo, even if he wants to.

ORPS regs have pretty well insulated and protected Assessors from the wishes and desires of local politicians once they are hired.

SCATS said...

To 1:26AM ~~ Fascinating! So then, I can add Reilich to the list of those unfamiliar with LAWS THEY SHOULD KNOW ... just like the seasoned cop who told the reporter that kids need peddler's licenses to fundraise for school in Greece. Who cares what the Town Code or State laws say??

Anonymous said...

Perhaps a realtor can provide an answer to this.
When sales like the examples given take place, at what point does the assessment reflect the sales price? Is the buyer made aware of what taxes will be prior to the final closing? How about the mortgage company? Would this not figure into the income qualifications prior to mortgage approval?

SCATS said...

To 8:01AM ~~ The taxes can't be reflected until AFTER THE SALE ... if then. I've seen properties in my area that sold for much more/less than assessed value, only to remain on the record for what the assessment was BEFORE the sale.

Seems to me that the income qualifications are geared more towards the purchase of the home with the taxes on record, not the amount later on. You've raised some interesting questions.

Anonymous said...

A $50,000 difference between the assessment and the sale price would mean a difference of over $2,000 (increase)on the tax bill. The new assessment should reflect the sale price the FIRST year. It would seem to me the buyer has a right to know this.

SCATS said...

To 11:19AM ~~ AND conversely when the property sells for LESS but remains with a ridiculously high assessment.

Anonymous said...

Antelli is hiding because he knows the words out on is assessment being lowered. The TV news may be waiting after the general election to make this a story. I would be nice to expose him NOW and get the word out. Most everyone has had their property values increased and he has had one of his decreased to the point of it being criminal. That is 3564 Latta Rd

Anonymous said...

Very interesting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUSRZo1BE5o

SCATS said...

To 3:40PM ~~ I watched that earlier. It IS MOST interesting! We'll see if it makes any difference.