By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Assessors visit town to address high volume of property appeals


The borough reassessed the values of all properties on the road system this year in an effort to correct tax inequities among property owners. But this unprecedented mass review has meant a major increase in the number of appeals compared to previous years.

In the coming weeks, the borough’s contract assessors and the Board of Equalization will get to work addressing those appeals.

Of around 2,300 properties that were reassessed this year, owners appealed 179 valuations. Last year, there were only 52 appeals, though only a third of properties in the borough were reassessed.

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