brace yourself: the 2010 property tax bills from the Kodiak Island Borough are
going in the mail today, and should be in your mailboxes in the next few days.
This year, residents inside Kodiak City Limits might see a larger bill than
before. That's because the borough's new assessor, Bill Roberts, concentrated
on updating assessments there.
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within two years of market value.")
with the new assessments, the borough's revenue will increase, assuming
reduction in the mill rate:
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value, on real property.")
current rate of 10 mills, the borough will be taking in at least
800,000-dollars more than last year. Roberts estimates the borough's
valuation has been as low as the 70-percent range, and thinks it's up
90- to 92-percent of market value now.
who's been on the job since January, worked in the borough's assessing
in the 80s, and spent the intervening years as a fee appraiser. He says
property assessments are always a touchy subject with residents:
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... what we're striving for.")
who disagree with the borough's assessment of their property's value
30-days to appeal. The department will review the finding, and if the
still disagrees, the borough's Board of Equalization will hear appeals
second week of May.