IN RESPONSE: TO ALL PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE VILLAGE OF RHINEBECK

Possible move to one appointed appraiser

Thank you, Mayor for bringing this to certain chosen people’s attention. In fact, this is something we are studying and have studied for two years and we are looking at the ramifications are and how to best implement. The over-riding goal is to provide more consistent service to our residents and realign our office with best practices as suggested by NYS. In addition, we are one of the only towns/villages in Dutchess County and even the surrounding counties to have one elected assessor, let alone three. We are proud of our assessor’s office and have kept everyone informed of the review process. Tonight’s meeting is only to allow an opening of public comment which will be held over for at least two more weeks and probably more. Unlike as sometimes happens in the village, we wish to keep residents apprised and engaged at every turn. I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend tonight’s meeting but have requested a tabling of the discussion so I don’t want your email list to waste an evening so close to the holidays.

Wishing you the best,
Gina Fox