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Board of Commissioners to meet tonight, will take public comments about property tax reappraisal


Karen Eckert
Staff Writer

Monday, August 19, 2019

Pitt County residents will have an opportunity to discuss property reappraisal standards and rules at tonight's Board of Commissioners meeting.

A public hearing at the 6 p.m. meeting is the second step in a three-step process for adopting the 2020 Pitt County Schedule of Values, Standards and Rules in appraising real property at its true value or present-use value for the 2020 Reappraisal, according to Sam Croom, Pitt County tax administrator, in a memo included with tonight's agenda materials.

If approved, the schedule would be effective on Jan. 1.

Croom and Chip Main, deputy tax assessor, distributed copies of the schedule to the commissioners and discussed it at the Aug. 5 board meeting, which was the first step in the process.

Since that meeting, the proposed schedule has been available for public inspection at the county manager's and tax assessor's offices and on the county website, according to Croom.

The distribution of the schedule and the public hearing are in preparation for the third step in the process, a vote by the board that is scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. on Sept. 9.

Tonight's meeting will take place in the Eugene James Auditorium on the second floor of the Pitt County Office Complex, 1717 W. Fifth St.

Also on the agenda:

■ Recognition of Eagle Scouts

■ Recognition of a county employee retiring with 30 years of service

■ July 2019 Tax Collection Report by Sam Croom, Pitt County tax administrator

■ Monthly financial report for General Fund and Solid Waste Enterprise Fund as of July 31

■ County managers' report, including an update on a road repair project in the Woodmoor Farms subdivision

■ A recommendation from the county manager to approve a budget amendment that establishes the needed accounts for payment and financial oversight of the Pitt County Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities Program for fiscal year 2019-20

■ Appointments and reappointments to the Pitt County Planning Board

■ Closed session to discuss acquisition of property