2021.11 November Assessor Report

Green Garden Township Assessor’s November, 2021 Report

For review at December 13, 2021 Township meeting

Jane Bushong, CIAO Assessor, Green Garden Township

On-going, standard Assessor tasks/projects

  • Appraiser, Real Estate, attorney, county and resident requests – often extensive.
  • Visit new construction sites to apply assessed values as soon as occupancy is complete.
  • Data entry into PAMS system: property record card information, Sales, Permits, Appeals, photos, exemption paperwork, correspondence, new construction drawings and inquiries into PAMS.
  • Appeal work.
  • Commercial / Industrial property assessment work and comparables
  • Sub division comparable reports created & maintained
  • Land AV comparable reports created & maintained
  • General office and personnel management
  • Site visits as needed to determine new construction, farm qualifications, verification of PRC’s
  • Management tasks: Assessor office expenses, monthly reports, budget reviews, staff payroll, IT issues, office supply/inventory management.

Please note: for the purpose of accuracy, the Assessor will attempt to record each general, township or committee meeting in the future.

November tasks

Board of Review Appeals

BOR appeal hearings have been completed. BOR is still in the process of finalizing all reports and notifications.

Assessor Office physical location move

  • Physical move and setup of new office location is progressing. Final setup details anticipated during the last few weeks of the year.
    • Interview process complete for Assessor office employee, titled the Office Manager. This new employee will work part time assisting the Assessor in entering and organizing data, answering incoming calls and emails, assisting residents, appraisers, mortgage representatives and realtors as needed with exemptions and answers to their general questions or requests. This will allow the Assessor more time to effectively complete assessments.

2021 and 2022 Reminders from the Assessor Office

  • The GGT Assessor’s office is committed to fair and equitable assessments of ALL properties.
    • The Assessor does not provide any level of favoritism to any of its residents.
    • As stated many times……..
      • Green Garden Township has many inequitable properties, many either incorrectly assessed years ago or possibly underassessed due to lack of field checks and updated reviews throughout the last 5-10 years.
        • The Assessor’s office assessed and adjusted many inequities in 2021, yet there is a great deal more to be reviewed and possibly reassessed.
        • The revalue of properties in 2021 resulted in a significant increase in revenues for our taxing bodies for 2022.
      • It is the Assessor’s goal to continue working diligently to ensure that all properties are equally assessed.
        • How fast this equality occurs is directly dependent upon necessary resources provided to the Assessor office.
        • Inequitable assessment affects all residents as well as all taxing bodies.

Request for communication to Assessor

  • To help improve efficiency and accuracy, the Assessor’s office is formally requesting that the Assessor be notified via email on all information which affects or involves the Assessor’s office.
    • Currently emails and one on one meeting decisions, although shared with other elected officials are not shared with the Assessor.
      • This includes budgetary or financial information, information pertaining to changes which may affect the township and its residents, etc.
    • Thank you in advance for this future correction!

Board of Review Appeals

BOR appeal hearings have been completed. BOR is still in the process of finalizing all reports and notifications.

Assessor Office physical location move

    • Physical move and setup of new office location is progressing
    • Interview process complete for Assessor office employee.
      • This new employee will work part time assisting the Assessor in entering and organizing data, answering incoming calls and emails, assisting residents, appraisers, mortgage representatives and realtors as needed with exemptions and answers to their general questions or requests.
      • This will allow the Assessor more time to effectively complete assessments.

2021 and 2022 Reminders from the Assessor Office

    • The GGT Assessor’s office is committed to fair and equitable assessments of ALL properties.
    • The Assessor does not provide favoritism to any of its residents.
    • As stated many times……..
      • Green Garden Township has many inequitable properties, many either incorrectly assessed years ago or possibly underassessed due to lack of field checks and updated reviews throughout the last 5-10 years.
  • The Assessor’s office assessed and adjusted many inequities in 2021, yet there is a great deal more to be reviewed and possibly reassessed.
  • The revalue of properties in 2021 resulted in a significant increase in revenues for our taxing bodies for 2022.
    • It is the Assessor’s goal to continue working diligently to ensure that all properties are equally assessed.
  • Property equality throughout the township is directly dependent upon necessary resources provided to the Assessor office.

Request for communication to Assessor

  • To help improve efficiency and accuracy, the Assessor’s office is formally requesting that the Assessor be notified via email on all information which affects or involves the Assessor’s office.
  • Currently emails and one on one meeting decisions, although shared with other elected officials are not shared with the Assessor.
    • This includes budgetary or financial information, information pertaining to changes which may affect the township and its residents, etc.
    • Thank you in advance for this future correction!

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