Tax rolls under supervisors' review
By By Lynette Wilson / staff writer
July 2, 2002
Lauderdale County Tax Assessor Jimmy Slay placed nine large binders eight blue, one red containing the 2002 Real and Personal Property Tax Rolls before the county supervisors at their Monday meeting.
The Tax Assessor's office then assembles the rolls and gives them to the county supervisors, who sit as the Board of Equalization.
District 1 Supervisor Hank Florey said that sometime in the next two weeks, the board of supervisors will recess to act as the Board of Equalization. At that time members will spot check the rolls provided by the Tax Assessor's office and, after the rolls' approval, make them public.
And that any person not satisfied with their individual assessment must express that dissatisfaction in writing, including supporting documentation such as a recent private appraisal and request a hearing before the Board of Equalization.
After the board holds hearings, it finalizes the roll and sets the millage rate. The new millage will be announced in September before the start of the fiscal year 2003 budget on Oct. 1, Florey said.
In December, the Tax Collector's office will mail tax bills based on the millage rate.
Chancery Clerk Ann Wilson Hayes said finalized Real and Personal Property Tax Rolls will be available for pubic inspection in her office in about two weeks. For more information call the Chancery Clerk at 482-9701.
In other news from Monday's supervisors' meeting, it was announced that District Two supervisor Jimmie Smith has been elected third vice president of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors.
The board heard a request from Fire Coordinator Clarence Butler to create a 10-member emergency response team.
County Administrator Rex Hiatt announced the county will make its final payment on a $1.8 million bond used to purchase a building for industrial purposes in 1995. The building currently houses Saunders on Old Highway 80 West.