just wondering if your assessors are voted in by the people or the town officials? Because if they are voted in by the town officials, their loyalty lies with the treasurers, when they need money, or more money where is the first place they go? Us here in upstate ny have an assessor that works essientally for 7 different counties. We have no choices, he is NOT voted in, he is paid and chosen by town officials, and our town it is $69.00 per thousand assessed!! So, you can imagine how that keeps our property values extremely poverty level, and it causes your old historic homes to be turned into 6 apartments, just to afford the taxes. When they could change their assessed value per thousand assessed, and make it more of an affluent society, and still bring in the same income.Drop the tax rate per thousand assessed, but, raise the property value. Then maube people could get some equity out of their homes, and increasing the amount of money people could access in our town that has been backwards for decades.