1/06/2011Posted by MJ
The Buffalo News reported that we should be expecting our new assessments sometime in April:
City property owners will receive reassessment notices in the mail sometime in April, the city’s appraisal consultant said Wednesday.
Robert E. Koszarek of KLW Group made that statement after he and City Assessor Joseph Macaluso met with the Common Council behind closed doors. Koszarek said anyone unhappy with their new assessment will meet informally with him or someone else from KLW in May.
“You can speak with the assessor after the tentative roll is filed [June 1],” Koszarek said.Two public information sessions will be held later this month:
The Board of Assessment Review will hear any complaints that haven’t been resolved on Grievance Day, which is June 21. The final tax roll will be filed July 1, and after that the only recourse for a dissatisfied property owner is to sue the city.
Macaluso said he and Koszarek will be present at two public information sessions about the revaluation Jan. 24. The first is set for 1 p. m. in the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., and the second will be held at 7 p. m. in the Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave.I'm curious to see how much those who have invested in their properties will be punished while those who have let their's go will be rewarded.