Borough wants to undertake comprehensive review of property assessments

Looking to ensure that all property is taxed fairly and equitably, the borough is considering a reassessment of all residential and commercial properties for next year’s tax bills.

The goal is for assessments to be consistent and “fair and equitable for everyone,” Borough Manager Jeff Good said last week.

It’s not about raising taxes, it’s to ensure that similar properties are assessed accordingly, he said.

Generally, the borough’s property assessor — a contractor from out of town — reviews the value assigned to about a third of the property in town each year. But despite that three-year cycle...

 

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