Saturday, January 19, 2008
County Assessor Takes Over For Incapable Center Township Assessor
Marion County property tax bills will be at least a month late this year according to Marion County Assessor Greg Bowes. These bills will include the reassessment Gov. Mitch Daniels ordered conducted last year and will include a reconciliation bill for the difference between what property owners paid last year based upon the previous years' taxes and the newly-assessed amount. Not surprisingly, Marion County Assessor Greg Bowes found the Center Township Assessor, a former IPS janitorial supervisor, incapable of doing his job. "Bowes said his office has taken over the reassessment in Center Township because of 'a question of staffing and skill' of that township assessor’s office," the Star's Tim Evans writes. Bowes said he was pleased with the work done by seven of the township assessors, noting that Washington Township is taking longer to complete residential assessments than expected. Bowes tells Evans, as he has stated in the past, homeowners should not expect much of a reduction in their tax bills because of the reassessment.