Commissioner meeting gets heated about over-valued homes

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mecklenburg County's tax assessor resigned as commissioners debated what to do about over-valued homes.

At times, Tuesday night's meeting got heated between commissioners as they tried to focus on the issues with the county's revaluation process and mistakes made on the higher property taxes many families have to pay.

During the meeting there was new fallout that came from the chair of the county commission.

Alexander will stay on with the county, but not as the tax assessor.

The conflict stems from an independent firm that identified what the county did wrong in the revaluation process.

Many ideas came up in the Tuesday night meeting, including possibly refunding property taxes to Mecklenburg County residents.

County Manager Harry Jones proposed hiring an outside company to fix some of the major issues, and on Tuesday night commissioners got an earful from residents.

The only decision that the board made on Tuesday night was to push its decision to next week, so that board members have more time to study their options.