In this Update:
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Monroe County Reassessment Clarification/Information
Property owners throughout Monroe County received mailed notices last week from the Monroe County Assessment Office containing their final assessed values for their residential and commercial properties. If you received your new assessed value and believe it has been overstated, you have the right to challenge your valuation through a formal appeals process. If you have any questions regarding your assessment, PLEASE give a call to the Monroe County Assessment Office directly to discuss – 570-517-3133.
Property owners have until August 12th to schedule their assessment appeal. Appeal forms for both residential and commercial properties are located at the bottom of the Assessment Office website: http://www.monroecountypa.gov/Dept/Assessment/Pages/default.aspx.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a process that was embarked upon by the county in order to restore equity to county-wide property values, since a reassessment has not been completed in almost 30 years. No state office or official has influence over the reassessment process. The county contracted with Tyler Technologies to complete the reassessment and specific procedures have been set for verifying or challenging your new property assessment.
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING IN UNDERSTANDING YOUR ASSESSED VALUE AND/OR CONTACT THE ASSESSMENT OFFICE (570-517-3133) PRIOR TO FILING AN APPEAL:
*PLEASE NOTE: This is a county driven process for the purpose of bringing equity to property values and is separate from ongoing efforts toward school property tax elimination/relief. Here is my latest update on the efforts to address the school property tax.
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Around the 40th District
I was honored to recognize Susan Perez at her retirement for her dedicated service to the Pregnancy Resource Center of the Poconos and the many women the center has served throughout the years. Susan’s tireless and committed work has given countless women hope and confidence to embark on the journey of motherhood. Susan – thank you for bettering the lives of many families within our community.
Congratulations to Jeremy Major of Effort, the 40th District’s newest Eagle Scout! I had the pleasure of attending Jeremy’s Court of Honor Ceremony last Saturday, where I presented him with a Senate citation in recognition of his outstanding achievement. Jeremy is a member of Troop 98 and the son of Joseph and Linda Major. For his Eagle Scout project, Jeremy built four picnic tables for Pleasant Valley Middle School and did some landscaping there. Congratulations Jeremy!
Congratulations to Pocono Peak Veterinary Center on the grand opening of their new location on West Main Street in Stroudsburg. Their beautiful new location provides a state of the art facility, ample parking for patients and dedicated areas to keep cars and dogs separate. They also plan to continue programs for puppy socialization and behavioral training. Congratulations on your new location!
On Thursday evening, my office recognized “Herbs to your Success” as they celebrate their 25th year in business. Located on Main Street in the heart of Nazareth, the business provides high-quality spa services. I encourage you to stop by and take advantage of the wide array of products and services available there. Congratulations to Vanessa Sabatine (pictured above) as you celebrate 25 years and I wish you continued success!
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