CONWAY VERIFYING PROPERTY DATA

by Christian Mower on July 18, 2013

THE TOWN OF CONWAY IS STEPPING UP EFFORTS TO CHECK AND VERIFY PROPERTY DATA AS PART OF ITS CYCLICAL INSPECTION PROGRAM – AND ASKING PROPERTY OWNERS FOR THEIR HELP IN COMPLETING THE PROCESS EFFICIENTLY.

THE GOAL IS TO GET TO 20 PERCENT OF PROPERTIES EACH YEAR.

TOWN ASSESSOR TOM HOLMES SAYS IT’S A ROUTINE EVENT THAT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR BUT THIS SUMMER HE’S HIRED AN EXTRA STAFF MEMBER TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF INSPECTIONS THAT CAN BE COMPLETED.

HOLMES SAYS IT’S IMPORTANT THE DATA USED AS THE BASIS FOR THE ASSESSED VALUATIONS IS ACCURATE BECAUSE IT WILL ALLOW TOWN EMPLOYEES TO PERFORM THE SCHEDULED REVALUATION IN 2014 “IN-HOUSE,” A METHOD THAT HAS SAVED MONEY FOR CONWAY TAXPAYERS IN THE PAST.

HOLMES SAYS THE AMOUNT OF TIME IT TAKES TO INSPECT A HOME, INCLUDING CHECKING INSIDE AND OUT, CAN VARY DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE PROPERTY, BUT USUALLY ONLY TAKES ABOUT 10 MINUTES. INSPECTORS WILL VERIFY DATA LIKE THE NUMBER OF ROOMS, FINISHED AREAS, TYPES OF PORCHES AND OUTBUILDINGS.

HOLMES SAYS THE PROCESS IS GOING WELL IN THICKLY SETTLED NEIGHBORHOODS AS HIS INSPECTORS ARE FINDING A LOT PEOPLE HOME DURING THE SUMMER. THE INSPECTORS CARRY INFORMATION WITH THEM ABOUT THE PROCESS AND THE TOWN OF CONWAY HAS PUBLISHED NOTICES ABOUT IT IN THE CONWAY DAILY SUN.

ANYONE WHO HAS QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM CAN CALL HOLMES AT THE CONWAY TOWN OFFICE AT (603) 447-3811 EXTENSION 11.

Leave a Comment