District 2 McHenry County Board candidate John Reinert sent the following after reading a story about rising taxes on McHenry County Blog:
I’m out of town this week so I am unable to post this pic of a tax assessment letter in your remarks.
You can post the following for me if you like.
I do not believe any one person is being exposed without their consent.
Here is an example of a property’s current value assessment that went up 26.61%.
The reason for the major change was noted as an adjustment to market value.
I helped him keep the assessment down in years past due to the flat sales.
Now there are comparable sales in his neighborhood that are significantly higher.
I was unable to help him this year.
His taxes will rise over $2,500.
He had a few years of lower taxes, but now the more equalized value is much greater.
There will be a lot of home owners that will experience the same misery in 2016.
A Change will not happen quick enough for some.
Many home owners will suffer high tax bills.
I do not know who Ted is but he is most likely correct in his statement.
And I have to say Mark is spot on In his explanation.