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NEW ROCHELLE–About half of the municipalities in Westchester have reassessed, are reassessing or are planning to reassess, most for the first time in decades.

A LWV Forum Will Present Different Perspectives on Fair Property Tax Assessments Wednesday night in New Rochelle.

Updating property tax assessments in Westchester County to ensure fair taxes will be the topic of a panel discussion sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Westchester (LWVW) and LWV of New Rochelle on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle.
The program, “Reassessing Property in Westchester: Fair or Foul?” will feature state, county and local perspectives on the issue. About half of the municipalities in Westchester have reassessed, are reassessing or are planning to reassess, most for the first time in decades.

Panelists include the following officials:
John Wolham, Regional Director, Southern Region, New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services
George Oros, Chief of Staff to County Executive Rob Astorino
Michèle Casandra, Pelham Town Assessor
Harold Porr III, Bronxville Administrator/Clerk
Mitchell Markowitz, Rye Town Assessor
Mark Russell, Yonkers Assessor
Edye McCarthy, Greenburgh Assessor

Charles B. Strome III, New Rochelle City Manager, will welcome the panelists and audience, and Sharon Lindsay, LWVW president, will moderate.  A question and answer period will follow the presentations.
The forum will address questions such as how outdated tax assessments impact property values and taxes, what is involved in the reassessment process, and how to insure fairness in the process.
For further information, go to www.lwvwestchester.org, www.newrochelleny.com, or call Janet Zagoria at 914-739-6518.  Free parking is available in the City Hall lot behind the building on Beaufort Place. The building entrance is from the parking lot.

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