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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Property Tax Informational Meeting This Wednesday / Huntsville Town No. 1 in the Nation For Property Value Increase

UPDATE 8-15-07 Click here to read an article from the Davis Clipper Entitled "Tax Revolt," along with a synopsis by D-Bell

Ogden Valley Property Tax Petition

Huntsville Property Tax Petition (Huntsville Residents Please Sign Both Petitions)

An informational meeting will be held:

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

6:00 PM

Snowcrest Junior High School, Eden, UT

Among those scheduled to be in attendance and available for comments will be County Assessor Cheryl Madson, County Commissioner Craig Deardon and State Representative Gage Froerer.

We recommend you:

  1. Sign the property tax reassessment petitions which are located on this site - Huntsville Residents please sign both petitions
  2. Bring your "Property Valuation Notice" to the meeting. Some have suggested a "burning of the Valuations" or a Boston Tea Party reenactment, although we won't sanction that extreme - yet. (We are making copies of our notices just in case, however).
  3. Read the Standard Examiner article written by Gage Froerer
  4. Read "D's Tax Facts" written by Huntsville resident D-Bell where you can read about Huntsville's 116.45% increase in property values.
  5. Read an archive post for the Ogden Valley Forum
  6. Call 801-476-4216 to get a list of realtors who will provide you with a Certified Market Analysis
  7. Bring your market analysis to the meeting if you have it

Ogden Valley Property Tax Petition

Huntsville Property Tax Petition (Huntsville Residents Please Sign Both Petitions)

Update 8-9-07: You may remember a significant tax increase last year as well. Click here to read an archived posting from the Ogden Valley Forum

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read Gage Froerer's Standard Examiner commentary - I personally am not impressed with the commentary and it appears to be just a center of the road safe political statement from a realtor who is collecting big dollars from Ogden Valley on the backs of its residents!

One reason we are in this spiraling property tax issue is because of the realtors, the investors, the overbuilding and greed going on at Wolf Creek (drive up there and look down the hill some time - its nothing but roof tops!), and the attitude of our county commissioners combined with the fact there is obviously no enforcable guidelines (such as yearly maximum increase percentages) controlling the property tax increases.

In the Nordic Valley/Liberty area investors have been buying from investors and driving the realty prices sky high with property taxes hot on its heels and landlords/weekly renters close behind! (This is yet another issue - county codes without code enforcement but won't go there right know!)

Many of us who have lived here in the valley for many years will eventually be driven out of the valley to make way for rich tourists, weekly renters, and time share owners. (Have you tried to drive down Ogden Canyon lately?)

Although I haven't seen a real poll, many residents have incurred a 40%-50% (or higher) increase in property tax last year on their homes and now this year we have another 40% at least. Raw property has been double that both years!

These increases are based on inflated values and out-of-state investors, and this is what Gage is saying justifies our property tax increases. To put it mildly, to HECK with the inflated values and prices!

I for one would like to create some discussion about drafting a Proposition for Utah (similar to Prop 13/Calif) to establish guidelines and reasonable control over our Property Tax increases that the Weber County Commissioners and Tax Assessor MUST FOLLOW.

The Weber County commissioners obviously are not concerned with this rapid increase - only with maximizing collectable taxes to the maximum extent of the current laws and really do not care about the impact to its residents.

We elected them and now its time for us to establish the guidelines we want them to be bound to!