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Revised assessments bring new problems

Posted by kim carpenter on July 5, 2008
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Many owners remain in a bind; appeals may pinch county services

Marion County faces a flood of tax appeals that could swamp the assessor’s office, take years to settle and eventually add to the burden of already strapped city-county government finances.

The impact on individuals also can be dramatic.

Carolyn Haygood is worried about losing the Northside home she and her husband bought three decades ago for $18,000. Its driveway, edged by a crooked fence, reminds her of family basketball games, and the front yard brings memories of summer days when she would hand out Popsicles by the dozens.


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