Niagara Gazette — Our own complaint is complicated, based on a rezoning issue. It took a while, and some grainy photography, but the gentleman in the blue suit eventually understood. We could almost literally see the light go on but we balked at setting our own assessment. Way above our pay grade.
The thing is, though, if our assessment goes down, somebody else’s will have to go up, or, if they all go down, the tax rate will increase and we’ll still wind up paying the same.
It’s becoming, forgive us, a cottage industry. At least one of the attorneys we’ll admit to knowing has added “tax assessments” to his shingle of services.
Surely assessments will be Topic A, gaining priority even over war stories, at the VFW corned beef dinner beginning at 4 this afternoon, both a wearing and a swearing of the green. We’ll let you know how it turns out.
On another on-going matter, at least one Mianland liquor store has Maker’s Mark at a considerable markdown.
Come visit. These are taxing times.Polly and DougE-mail email@example.com