Thursday, March 13, 2008

WVOX TALK SHOW TOMORROW-FRIDAY-ON REASSESSMENT..DOES IT MAKE SENSE FOR GREENBURGH?

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner will discuss reassessment on his weekly WVOX radio program (1460 AM) this Friday, March 14th from 10 AM to 11 AM. Feiner will interview former Greenburgh Town Assessor Gerry Iagallo who is assisting the village of Bronxville conduct a reassessment. The program is streamed live on the WVOX web site: www.wvox.com. People can call in during the program: 636-0110.
The last time reassessment was done in Greenburgh was in 1956. The last time reassessment was done in most other localities around Westchester was decades ago. Should the town join Bronxville and reassess on its own? Should reassessment be done at the county level? What experiences (positive and negative) have communities that conducted reassessment on their own had? How expensive is it for a community to reassess? How long does it take? Some of Greenburgh’s school districts are located in two separate towns? If Greenburgh reassesses but a neighboring community does not – would that be a negative? Is there any movement on the county or state level to push for reassessment? Is it cheaper for reassessment to take place at the county level? Whose taxes go up, down or remain the same after a reassessment is complete? Will reassessment result in fewer certiorari’s? In recent years residential property owners in Greenburgh have been paying a larger percentage of the tax bill (residential vs commercial) because of the commercial certiorari’s.
The issue: If one property or one neighborhood is significantly underassessed, not only are they paying too little in taxes, but other property owners are subsidizing that taxpayer’s or neighborhood’s share of the bill. Reassessment is not created to raise taxes; it is intended to distribute the taxes collected more fairly among all property owners.
The purpose of this program is to inform residents about reassessment. Feiner believes that the town should conduct a comprehensive analysis of the positives and negatives of reassessment and then have a community dialogue to determine what actions, if any, should be taken to keep residential taxes as low as possible.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT REASSESSMENT PLEASE CALL WVOX RADIO HOTLINE TOMORROW –FRIDAY- BETWEEN 10 AM AND 11 AM------------------------------------636-0110.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

good luck mr paterson

hail the king said...

paul : blogs, tv and radio - you are the true king of all media!

Anonymous said...

Now does Iagello get paid extra for this production, in addition to his pension for his years with Greenburgh and his current gig wih Bronxville?

Dear Hail said...

Howard Stern would take exception to you saying that.

Anonymous said...

If Dom the sewer guy is right, Iagallo failed to properly assess thousands of Greenburgh properties with respect to their sewer taxes costing taxpayers untold amounts of money. Is Feiner going to bring him back to screw up the rest of our assessments?

Anonymous said...

Paul you have got to be kidding,asking Iagello for advice after what he did here in Greenburgh.
Now we can see that you are a glutton for punishment.

Anonymous said...

Does Iagallo have pictures of Feiner doing something nasty? That's the only possible explanation for Iagallo's sudden reappearance in Town affairs...

Anonymous said...

There are no pictures but Feiner has put too much faith in someone who made terrible mistakes here in our town that will bite Feiner in the ass.