Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Help with Those Assessments

At Monday's informal Common Council meeting, Alderman Shershah Mizan (Third Ward) reported that many of his constituents had seen increases in their assessments, and he wanted the Council to pass a resolution to reassess those properties. During the subsequent discussion of the process by which assessments can be challenged, it was decided that a special meeting was in order to help people with language barriers and no access to computers understand how they could challenge their assessments.

Today, it was announced that Justin Maxwell, the assessor for the City of Hudson, has coordinated an informational meeting, with Bengali and Spanish translators present, to answer questions and provide assistance to property owners who wish to challenge their assessments. The meeting is for general information only and not for individual property review. Maxwell and a representative from GAR Associates, the group that is carrying out the revaluation project, will be present to address concerns and explain the informal challenge and formal grieving process.

The meeting will take place on Monday, March 18, at 6:00 p.m., at the Central Fire Station, 77 North Seventh Street. 

Another outcome of Monday's meeting, the deadline to schedule an informal review of your assessment has been extended from Friday, March 15, to Wednesday, March 20. A review can be scheduled by calling 1-866-910-1776. The deadline for submitting documentation to challenge your assessment by mail or email remains the same: Friday, March 29.     

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