Public Communication Activities, to Date:
July, 2008 –
The Board held a work session on the proposed revalidation requirement.
– The Board adopted an ordinance to require biennial revalidation of
properties in the Use Value Tax Program.
– The Finance Department mailed tax bills with information about
April, 2009 –
The Real Estate Assessor sent an email to Board members offering to co-host
public communication meetings in each magisterial district.
April – July,
2009 – The Real Estate Assessor and Board members co-hosted three town
meetings, to which they invited the public through media announcements.
May, 2009 –
The Finance Department mailed tax bills with information about revalidation.
June, 2009 –
The Real Estate Assessment Office mailed a revalidation form to all property
owners enrolled in the Use Value Tax Program in envelopes marked “Important
Tax Document – Land Use Revalidation”. The information included a cover
letter and a Frequently Asked Questions sheet.
– The Real Estate Assessment Office extended its office hours every other
Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm to serve and assist property owners.
August, 2009 –
The Real Estate Assessor attended the Covesville Ruritans’ Town meeting and
the Farm Bureau Annual meeting to provide information and answer questions
regarding the Use Value Tax Program and the revalidation process.
2009 – The County published a press release reminding the public of the
September 1st revalidation form filing deadline.
2009 – The County sent an A-mail notification to all A-Mail subscribers of
the August 10, 2009 press release.
August, 2009 -
Finance Department and Community Development Department staff worked
together to create an expedited schedule for processing and approving new
agricultural/forestal districts and agricultural/forestal district additions
by the end of the 2009 calendar year, resulting in Planning processing two
new districts and eight requests for additions to a district, consisting of
approximately 200 parcels, to date.
Future Planned or
Proposed Communication Activities:
ads in the Daily Progress, the Hook and the C’Ville Weekly prior to the
Sept. 1 and Dec. 5 filing deadlines;
Post a flyer
in rural stores and other appropriate locations prior to the Sept. 1 and
Dec. 5 filing deadlines;
September 1, 2009, send a certified letter to all owners of property
currently in the Use Value Tax Program who have not filed a revalidation
form by the Sept. 1 deadline;
reminder of the December 5 filing deadlines along with the October tax bill
outreach sessions for seniors through JABA and the Senior Center; and
Host or attend
additional meetings as requested by Board of Supervisor members.
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