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Cancel or Rescind Town of Chili 2021 Assessment

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Town of Chili Residents Unite! Show your support and tell town officials, David Dunning, Supervisor and Jennie Miller, Assessor, we want the 2021 Assessment canceled or rescinded.

  • Many Town of Chili residents (Rochester NY) are concerned, frustrated or angry about the 2021 town-wide assessment; many were reassessed in 2019, two years ago!
  • Numerous residents think their new assessment is ridiculously high.
  • In addition to frequency, many residents find the timing troublesome and unwarranted; some people feel the town is taking advantage of the absurd real estate market and the outrageous prices houses are selling for.
  • In current market homes are selling for $20,000-$40,000 (or more) over assessed value or asking price.
  • People are concerned current sale prices are unsustainable and the “inflated” increased assessed value applied in 2021 will not be a fair estimate of it’s worth when the housing market takes a downturn in a few years.
  • Numerous residents agree the timing is wrong because:
    • We’re in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic
    • Covid continues to be a serious issue
    • Economy still needs to recover
    • People are or have been out of work (for over a year or longer)
    • Many families are struggling to make ends meet
    • People are having difficulty paying their bills and mortgage or rent
    • Moratoriums on rent have been extended (end of August) creating hardships for those who own rental property
  • The Grievance Process is lengthy and confusing for many people.
  • Residents weren’t given a fair or adequate amount of time to dispute their assessment and complete the process by the deadline on May 25; the deadline should be extended.

Please sign the petition! The goal is to UNITE as a group (there’s strength in numbers) and get the town officials to cancel or rescind the 2021 Assessment. Join us to make a difference for the Residents of Chili and the community. Thank you for taking the time to read this information. (Laurie Fenby, created 5/14/21)

NOTE: A petition will be available to sign (in person) at the public Town meeting, May 17 & 19 at 7:00pm. The electronic petition is available for those who can’t make it or have difficulty getting to the meeting; some may prefer not to attend due to Covid.

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