Lawmakers Stop Jamestown Property Revaluation

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JAMESTOWN – Lawmakers in Jamestown voted to stop a property revaluation, which the City Council President says would have placed a burden on residents.

Council President Tony Dolce told WRFA Radio that the timing wasn’t right with almost every struggling with rising inflation causing the prices of gas, food and pretty much everything, to increase.

The revelation, Dolce explained, could have led to a tax increase. Additionally, the process would have been expensive costing the municipality anywhere form $285,000 to $685,000.

In the future, the city might look to hire temporary staff using American Rescue Plan funds to do the revaluation in-house, WRFA reports.

The last revaluation was in 2006. At that time, it cost the city $1 million dollars, which was funded courtesy New York State.


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