Nohsey: Property tax rates may need adjusting in Troy

Nohsey: Property tax rates may need adjusting in Troy

By DONNA RYDER
Associate Editor
Obion County residents will soon be learning what their homes and property are being appraised at for tax purposes.
Troy city attorney Allen Nohsey, who is also an Obion County commissioner, told the Troy board Monday night that he has spoken with the county tax assessor and has learned new appraisal notices should be mailed around May 17.
He said he understands the tax base in some counties has gone down and suggested Troy may have to reconsider its tax rate.
He added he was also told stipulations with greenbelts are also going to be looked into more closely.
“It is going to be an interesting tax year,” he said.
Nohsey said there will be a two-week period where residents will be able to contest their new appraisals, with a notice of those meetings to be published in The Messenger.
In other business, the board:
• Renewed three CDs.
• Received a copy of the financial statements.
• Learned a swing set at Trojan Park is broken. Alderman Brad Walton said one of the support posts is completely out and bent. It was suggested yellow tape be placed around it until it can be fixed.
Prior to the meeting, alderman Lou Solmon told vice mayor Hoyt Sampson that the rock placed at the culvert on Virginia Drive has washed out again and a resident’s yard there is being flooded. Solmon asked Sampson to check into it in the absence of Mayor Jimmie Hart.
Alderman Deanna Chappell was also absent from the meeting.
Associate Editor Donna Ryder can be contacted by email at dryder@ucmessenger.com.

Published in The Messenger 5.7.13

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