After months of complaints about the 2011 revaluation and waiting months more for results from an outside study Mecklenburg County commissioners will finally receive the first of a few dozen recommendations on Tuesday afternoon.
During a PowerPoint presentation, Wilson-based Pearsons Appraisal Service will deliver an initial list of findings and recommendations, said Pearsons appraiser Witt Putney. Commissioners will get the full report from the $254,400 study next week.
The commissioners will essentially be getting the report (Tuesday) without the written part, Putney said. Because of time, the PowerPoint wont include all the findings and recommendations.
The commissioners meeting is set for 3 p.m. Tuesday in room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St. Overflow space will be available in room 280 and the meeting is also being streamed at http://bit.ly/UAscta, according to county staff.
Putney said the Tuesday presentation will include several but not all neighborhoods that we deemed have issues. The neighborhoods were chosen randomly to review or were among the list of 50 areas that saw the largest land-value increases, Putney said.
Two weeks ago, commission Chair Harold Cogdell said hed been told by county staff that Pearsons had found potential inequities in the revaluation in some neighborhoods. He said the agency would likely recommend improvements to communications between the county and homeowners and in the informal appeals process.
Tuesday night, Pearsons will meet with homeowners in District 5, the first of six meetings in each commission district. Pearsons will tailor its reports to each district. (View the schedule of meetings in the box to the right)
Feedback from each district will be incorporated into the final report.
Cogdell has said he wants the current board to take action on the recommendations. That could come at the Nov. 20 meeting, after County Manager Harry Jones discloses his recommendations on what actions to take.
Last week, Jones suggested commissioners might want to add another meeting so theyd have time to digest the study. Any action would have to come before Dec. 3, when a new board is sworn in.
Cogdell said Monday he wants to see how voluminous the information is and what questions it raises from commissioners before he considers another meeting on Nov. 27.
I dont know if well have enough time to synthesize all the information, so another meeting may be possible, he said. Id like to hear from my colleagues about whether or not they feel comfortable about moving forward with the recommendations.