2011 Property Tax Revaluation

Local News
9:31 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Streetcar Debate Sidelined As Council Focuses On Rest of City Budget

Charlotte City Council has begun budget deliberations for the coming year.
Credit Julie Rose

The Charlotte City Council learned Wednesday the price of its inaction on a capital investment plan. What they could have done last year by increasing the property tax rate 3.6 cents will now require an increase of more than 4 cents – and that doesn't even include the controversial streetcar. 

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Sunday Headlines
10:05 am
Sun March 31, 2013

Harrisburg Vigil Honors 2 Men Shot By Neighbor

Residents held a vigil Saturday night in Harrisburg, northeast of Charlotte, to remember two neighbors who died in a shooting Friday  in the Windsor Forest neighborhood. They gathered to remember 42-year-old Dan Kirchner and 64-year-old Gary Stocks. The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s office says the pair were shot to death in a backyard on a cul-de-sac on Coachman Court by neighbor Anthony Hardy.

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Local News
11:33 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Want To Hear Property Tax Appeals For Little Pay? Time To Apply Is Now

Mecklenburg County residents protest the property tax revaluation at an August 2012.

Mecklenburg County is trying to fill 15 seats on the Board of Equalization and Review. That's the group responsible for hearing property tax appeals. It's a job that comes with a lot of criticism – particularly this last year as the board was inundated with appeals to the flawed 2011 revaluation. So why would anyone want the job? 

First off, the hours can be a bear.

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Local News
12:30 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Careful What You Wish For? Bill Provides Refunds - And Back Taxes - For Reval Errors

Mecklenburg County residents who've paid too much property tax these last few years because of the botched 2011 revaluation will get refunds . . . eventually. But legislation unveiled today to fix the problems also would result in a bill for back taxes for property that was undervalued.

Cornelius homeowner Bob Deaton expects to get a refund. He and his neighbors were the first to organize against the 2011 Mecklenburg County property revaluation as soon as they got their new tax bills two years ago.

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Local News
11:39 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

MeckCo To Reappraise Properties; Commission Undecided On Refunds

Angry citizens packed community meetings for more than a year complaining of unfair property revaluations. Mecklenburg County will now re-appraise many neighborhoods and look into giving refunds.

The Mecklenburg County Commission stopped short of ordering a complete re-do of the 2011 Property Tax Revaluation, but they took enough steps to satisfy some critics – for now. 

The immediate winner in all of this is Pearson's Appraisal Service. The firm was hired by the county to do a $250,000 four-month review of the 2011 Revaluation. Now it's been tasked with fixing the problems it found – which will likely take another year and earn the firm several times its original fee.

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Local News
1:21 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Meck Tax Assessor Resigns, Faulty Reval Stymies Commission

Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor Garrett Alexander has resigned.
Credit Davidsonnews.net (file photo)

The tax assessor who oversaw Mecklenburg County's much-maligned 2011 revaluation is out. County Commissioners announced Tuesday night that assessor Garrett Alexander has resigned, but they put off a final decision on how to handle problems with the revaluation. 

It was an awkward night for County Manager Harry Jones. Eight months ago he was adamant the revaluation did not need reexamining.

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Local News
4:20 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

To Re-Do Or Not To Re-Do? Meck Commission Debates Tuesday

Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones with Commissioner Jennifer Roberts. (File photo 4/11)

A growing chorus of Mecklenburg County citizens and elected officials is calling for a complete re-do of the 2011 property tax revaluation. The independent review completed last week found most of the new property values are accurate. But values in a small percentage of neighborhoods – perhaps 10 percent – are significantly out-of-whack, according to the report. 

So now what? The Mecklenburg County commission meets Tuesday night at 6 p.m. to discuss.

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11:35 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Cornelius Commissioners Object To County Chief's Revaluation Plans

Cornelius commissioners on Monday approved a resolution expressing dissatisfaction with Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones’s plans for dealing with problems in the county’s 2011 property revaluation. The board also adopted a resolution affirming its rejection of a proposed 108-unit apartment complex at Kenton Place, and got a look at a draft of a new vision for the areas around I-77 Exit 28.


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Sunday Headlines
10:07 am
Sun November 18, 2012

County Commission Must Decide How To Address Meck Revaluation Flaws

How Mecklenburg County responds to complaints about flaws in the 2011 property revaluation is now up to county commissioners. An outside consultant who reviewed the revaluation delivered a final report to the county Friday, and it’s on the agenda for Tuesday’s County Commission meeting.

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10:31 am
Thu November 15, 2012

If County Won't Fix Flawed Reval, Legislature Will, Tarte Says

Emmett Curl of Pearson's Appraisal spoke at Wednesday's Crnelius Town Hall meeting
Credit David Boraks / CorneliusNews.net

 A consultant next week will formally recommend that the Mecklenburg County Commission and county staff fix problems with the county’s 2011 property revaluation, and overhaul the assessor’s office to improve transparency and customer service.   How county officials might respond isn’t yet clear.

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