The City of Poughkeepsie Seeks City Residents Interested in Serving on the Board of Assessment Review
The City of Poughkeepsie Common Council is currently seeking residents who would be interested in serving as a member of the Board of Assessment Review.
The Board of Assessment Review consists of three to five volunteers who have at least a general knowledge of property values in the community. The Common Council members vote to appoint BAR members.
The BAR’s sole purpose is to arrive at a fair and impartial decision regarding the assessment of the property. The BAR conducts hearings in order to evaluate grievance applications and make a determination of assessed value based on evidence submitted by the property owner.
The BAR meets once a year, the fourth Tuesday in May – “Grievance Day”. However, members are usually required to participate in additional hearings and private deliberations. Additionally, Section 523 of the Real Property Tax Law requires BAR members to attend a training session before they can participate in the hearing and determination of complaints.
Any City residents interested in being a member of the Board of Assessment Review, please send a resume and cover letter to Common Council Chairperson Sarah Salem at [email protected] by to Friday, March 26, 2021.
For any further information, contact Sarah Salem at [email protected].