At this time, the 2021 Reassessment for the Town of Walworth has been completed.
Per New York State, we have reached 100% for our equalization rate as a result of this process. As the board is aware, the town was at 86% equalization rate for 2020; at that time, the town was assessing properties at 86% of fair market value. Now that we are at 100%, we are assessing each property accurately and fairly, and at full market value. Because of this, tax rates in the area should be able to lower accordingly to reflect these changes.
As the board is also aware, this was a process that took place over the last 15 months. Research, data collection, updating of information, and property valuations were completed for each parcel in the town. Beginning in March of 2021, the Assessment Department began meeting with the residents of the town to ensure they understand and are comfortable with their new property valuations, and finished up this process with Grievance Day on May 27th.
During this time, many people were integral in assisting the department. As the Assessor and the individual responsible for the revaluation and the assessment roll, as well as per my certification by New York State, I completed the valuation of each parcel, and individually reviewed each parcel for accuracy. The Assistant to the Assessor helped me throughout this process with data collection and entry, speaking with residents, scheduling appointments, etc. Supervisor Susie Jacobs stepped in to assist with administrative duties, which included speaking with residents to help in the scheduling process and relaying information that I specifically asked her to share with individuals to ensure we got back to residents in as timely a fashion as possible. Several others in the town hall – Teresa Flye, Lauren Friedl, Cheri LeMay, and Aimee Phillips-Lomb – assisted us with folding letters and stuffing envelopes. Aimee also took a great deal of paperwork and interfaced with residents while we assisted others, as did her new deputy, Jenna, who immediately stepped in to help. Deb Amsler assisted with paperwork, recording messages and calls for us, and organizing our schedules call-back lists. Lastly but certainly not least, Barb Goulette went above and beyond to assist from day one – taking paperwork from residents, assisting with mailings, and later, when she stepped in to the temporary clerk position, communicating with residents and assisting with the set up and carrying out of Grievance Day. It was truly a team effort.
I’d like to thank all of these individuals for their help and support, as well as that of our liaison to the Assessment Department, Cody Phillips, and also Amber Linson.
I’d also like to commend the Board of Assessment Review for their hours and hours of work to hear and review every resident’s case who submitted paperwork or appeared in front of the BAR to discuss their assessment.
The final assessment roll will be available to the public after July 1, 2021, and will reflect the new valuations, as well as our 100% equalization rate.
If you have any questions concerning the assessment process or exemption eligibility requirements, please contact the Assessment Office at 315-986-1400.
Due to COVID-19, in an effort to keep our residents and staff as safe as possible we ask that you please return your renewal form and all necessary paperwork via the following options:
3600 Lorraine Drive
Walworth, NY 14568
If these times do not work for you, please call to set up an appointment to drop off your paperwork.
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