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Lancaster board catches earful on reassessment

LANCASTER—During public comments, the Lancaster board of supervisors on Thursday, January 25, again heard from frustrated residents regarding reassessment notices. 

White Stone resident Howard Kyzer challenged the validity of the reassessment. “I got something in the mail that raised my assessed value 58.06%, which equates to $250,700 on a two bedroom house. Nowhere in the country are you going to find those kind of increases. If you could control your spending, people like me wouldn’t be subject to this.”

Lancaster resident Stephen Fuller said his property had increased 49%, which was “a huge increase considering we only added a deck and painted the house since the last valuation.” He urged the board to keep the tax increase to a minimum as “the county population of only 11,000 is hard-pressed to finance new schools at $75 million for about 1,000 public school students.” He added that real estate taxes should not be the choice to balancing a budget, but rather “not spending with what we do not have.”

White Stone resident Jim Deaver felt the reassessment had “violated state law….

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