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Town approves assessor

Despite some opposition, Portland board OKs shortened term

July 20, 2013

PORTLAND — Lakefront residents in the town of Portland are still fighting the equalization rate, which decreased causing an increase on school tax bills....

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Jul-20-13 8:58 AM

It's pretty bad when even the Chautauqua County District Attorney is worried about his taxes going up.

When will it end.

Excelsior (Ever Upward) New York!!!

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Jul-20-13 8:07 AM

Th hole system of property assessments is a bad joke, designed by govrnment to get their hands into your pockets. The value of a person's property does not reflect a person's ability to support government. Certainly, a young couple wit a big mortgage is not wealthy and neither is a retired person that has lost half of their income. Equilization rates are nothing but an educated guess. The system stinks and needs t be scrapped in favor of a county sales tax with income distributed on a per capita basis.

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