Meck. Co. manager to ask for delay in revaluation process

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Mecklenburg County manager will ask commissioners for a delay on a review of the property tax revaluation process Tuesday night.

This comes as the county just projected a $45 million budget surplus.

The commissioners had voted May 1 to hire an outside agency to review the process. That decision came after many homeowners expressed concerns their tax rate shot up too much.

Now, the county manager said they need a little more time -- until July 17 -- to put a bid out for that agency.

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jennifer Roberts said the surplus comes from added properties and sales tax revenue.

Roberts said the county will have to consider if that extra money will go toward services or a tax cut.

“We want to hear from citizens.  What are your priorities? What do you think about the balance between lowering the tax rate, supporting the services the citizens need, the citizens want?” Roberts asked. 

Also, the board will consider whether to set up a citizen review committee to look at the revaluation process.

More information:
Mecklenburg County Revaluation