READING - The bulk of Tuesday night’s Reading City Council meeting focused on the 2018 Board of Review.
“The Board of Review is a board that meets three times a year, but once a year just to hear...arguments from property owners, as far as property taxes go,” said Kim Blythe, city manager/clerk/treasurer.
Residents who apply for poverty exemptions may have their taxes reduced, or waived completely, says Blythe, if they meet guidelines set up by the federal government. These guidelines were accepted by the Board of Review and City Council at the February 12th meeting.
The schedule for the 2018 March Board of Review is set for Monday, March 12 from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., and Tuesday, March 13 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Residents who are concerned about errors in their property taxes are encouraged to bring supporting documents to one of the above hearings.
“The 2018 assessments will go out this month, and that’s what someone would bring to the Board of Review if they didn’t believe their assessment was accurate or right or it was too high,” Blythe said.
For more information regarding the Board of Review process, contact the City of Reading at 517-283-2604.