July 12, 1989 |
The first revaluation of property in Camden in 31 years may have to take place this fall, City Council was told yesterday. City Business Administrator Patrick J. Keating told a Council caucus that he needed $200,000 to begin the process of implementing the revaluation, which most recently has been frozen for two years by the legislature because of the perceived hardship it would create for the impoverished city. The freeze ends in October, and although the state Senate has extended the grace period, the Assembly has not. While the lower house still might act, Keating said the time had come to prepare for the revaluation.
January 10, 1988 |
Slightly more than one-fourth of Medford homeowners - 26.8 percent - have been told that a recently completed revaluation of all township properties will result in increases in their tax assessments. Only that percentage - whose property values more than tripled - will see a tax increase, said Glen Seelhorst of Appraisal Surveys of Mount Laurel. Many of those are people who own property in the newer developments, such as Centennial, Braddocks Mill and Headwater, he said. "The majority of those in the 26 percent category who will pay more taxes are those who own undeveloped land," Seelhorst said.
April 18, 1991 |
Lumberton Township officials say they will take seriously the complaints made by homeowners about property valuations conducted by a Mount Laurel firm. The township has paid Appraisal Surveys Inc. about $150,000 to conduct revaluations on the approximately 3,000 properties in the township. But residents have complained that the company has performed "slipshod" inspections of their properties or failed to even enter the homes in some cases. The survey, which increased the number of ratable properties 12 percent for a total value of about $400 million, will bring uniformity to the amount paid in property taxes by individual homeowners, according to Mike Brown, project manager for Appraisal Surveys.
March 23, 1990 |
Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Bass Levin announced yesterday that the township, which has been under court order to complete an unpopular property revaluation by October 1991, had arranged to push back the deadline one year. Superior Court Judge Marvin Rimm in December had ordered the revaluation and set the date. Many of the assessment firms contacted by the township said, however, that they could not revalue the township's 24,000 properties in a professional manner if forced to meet the October 1991 deadline.
March 1, 1987 |
Members of the Paulsboro Borough Council, who said last year that they would wage a court battle before complying with a county order to conduct a revaluation of taxable properties, have given up their struggle. The council is scheduled to hold a final vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would appropriate $73,900 for the revaluation, ordered by the Gloucester County Board of Taxation in February 1986. The ordinance was unanimously approved on a first reading Feb. 17 and is expected to pass easily Tuesday.
February 1, 1989 |
In Pemberton Township, the tax man cometh. A vote by the township committee tomorrow is expected to send a crew of tax assessors to each of the 14,406 parcels of land in the 65-square-mile township to begin revaluating properties. The committee is scheduled to vote on a resolution that would award a $380,000 contract to Appraisal Surveys Inc. of Mount Laurel to perform the revaluations. In March 1985, the township was ordered by the Burlington County Board of Taxation to revaluate all the properties in the township, said Sharon Austin, township tax assessor.
May 20, 1990 |
Property owners in Lumberton may soon see an undesired increase in the value of their homes, businesses and farms. Even churches and schools are not exempt from the county-ordered property revaluation scheduled to begin in June. "The whole town was getting out of sync," said county tax administrator Samuel Paglione. "The reason for a revaluation is to make sure the four classes of property - vacant land, residential, farmland and commercial, which includes industrial and apartments - are paying their fair share.
February 13, 1991 |
After being told last month that it must do a revaluation of all properties in the borough, the Medford Lakes Borough Council will decide tomorrow night whether the revaluation will be done by the borough's tax assessor or an outside firm. Douglas Kolton, the borough tax assessor, told the council at its Jan. 24 meeting that the Burlington County Board of Taxation would not agree to more postponements of a revaluation and would order Medford Lakes to do it this spring. "It's inevitable," said Mayor Michael Keating of the council's decision to accept Kolton's recommendation that the borough not seek another postponement.
May 23, 1990 |
The Deptford Township Council Thursday took the first step toward undertaking a revaluation of township real estate by instructing its engineer to update the township's tax maps. During a work session, township assessor Margaret A. Harper told council the tax maps had not been revised since 1946 and contained many inaccuracies. "In November, we submitted our tax maps to the state for review," Harper said. "In 20 of the 72 plates, there were 351 deviations from the state requirements.
February 4, 1988 |
The Winslow Township Council faces an expenditure of $400,000 to $450,000 to revaluate every property in the township, but the expense will not necessarily come this year. The one-time cost was discussed by the council at last night's municipal budget workshop. The last revaluation was 14 years ago, said N. Lee Tomasello, tax committee chairman. He said the township "has been very lucky to have gone this long without one. " But the Camden County Board of Assessors has mandated a revaluation by 1990 or 1991, Tomasello said.