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If County Won't Fix Flawed Reval, Legislature Will, Tarte Says

David Boraks

A consultant next week will formally recommend that the Mecklenburg County Commission and county staff fix problems with the county’s 2011 property revaluation, and overhaul the assessor’s office to improve transparency and customer service.

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  How county officials might respond isn’t yet clear. But if they don’t act, the area’s newly elected state Senator warned Wednesday the legislature could could step in with legislation requiring a fix – possibly one more drastic than what the county might do. 
“If they (the county) don’t fix it, the answer is we will,” state Sen.-elect Jeff Tarte said at a meeting Wednesday at Cornelius Town Hall. And what would that fix entail?
“A fair and equitable solution would require a complete and total re-do of the 2011 revaluation,” he said.
Wednesday’s meeting was one of a series of presentations to residents by Pearson’s Appraisal Service, which the county hired earlier this year to review the 2011 revaluation.

Emmett Curl, the firm’s manager on the project, repeated what he has said several times this week: He thinks the revaluation was flawed. He cited inconsistencies in valuations in some neighborhoods, especially older ones where properties are widely varied – new and old or large and small, for example.  Continue reading at DavidsonNews.net.