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Ancram board votes to go ahead with property revaluations

Dec 02, 2022 12:21 pm

Diane Valden reports in the Columbia Paper that while the towns of Stockport, Canaan, and New Lebanon have all postponed their revaluations of property values to wait for an inflation reduction, Ancram town board members voted Nov. 17 to move ahead with their revaluation. “I don’t see it. In my opinion, by holding off a year, you may not see a difference” between doing the reval in 2023 or waiting until 2024, said Columbia County Real Property Tax Service Agency Director Suzette Booy. Ancram Town Assessor Rene DeLeeuw favored postponing the revaluations. “Let’s wait till 2024 and see what the market does," DeLeeuw said. Councilmember Amy Gold said she has heard worries from constituents about the recent higher than normal home sales prices, and “they fear their taxes will go through the roof.” Supervisor Art Bassin, Councilmembers David Boice, Hugh Clark, and Bonnie Hundt voted Yes hold the 2023 reval as scheduled, while Councilmember Gold voted No. Read more about this story in the Columbia Paper.