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Cape Gazette NEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 - MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 19 New values would not be used until 2014 Sargentsaid when property values were assessed in 1968, the By Ryan Mavity some point in December or Janu- value of the land was about 19 ary. percent of the assessed value. Commissioner Bill Sargent Now land represents about two- Two companies have submit- said he expects the commission- thirds of the assessed value, he ted bids for a reassessment of ers to discuss the issue at the De- said. property values in Rehoboth cember workshop. Sargent said he expects value Beach. Cooper said the city is in no of properties near the beach to The two bidders were Re- rush, because the reassessed vat- go up, while properties farthest hoboth-based PTA/DelVAL and ues will not be used until 2014. away from the beach will go CLT Appraisal Services, a branch Based on a suggestion from down. The vast majority of prop- of Connecticut-based Tyler Commissioner Mark Hunker, erties, he said, would change up Technologies. The city opened city officials mailed a letter to or down by about $100. The city's sealed bids Nov. 20 and citizens explaining the rationale property tax revenue would stay PTA/DelVAL was the low bid- for a reassessment, the same. der at $130,000, or $40 per parcel, "We are undertaking this re- "This is not a scheme to get City Manager Greg Ferrese said. assessment so that all property more revenue," Sargent said, "It Tyler Technologies' bid was owners are treated equally and is a wayto make those who pay, $240,000. fairly, pay on a more fair basis." Mayor Sam Cooper said the "Rehoboth Beach has not con- After previous disagreements, next step for him is a special ducted a citywide property re- Sargent said the commissioners commissioners' meeting to meet assessment since 1968. This long now appear to be on the same with one if not both of the bid- period of time has resulted in page. ders to ensure the proposals are substantial inequities in assess: "Everybody is pretty happy acceptable. He said he would like ments throughout the city," the with the direction we are going," to meet with the low bidder at letter says. he said. ass: r Do YOU Experience ... I Back & Neck Pain? Tension in the Shoulders? I Headaches? Insomnia? Poor Digestion? I Numbness & Tingling in the Arms? Leg & Foot Pain? I Specializing In ... I Relief from Pain, Stress, Tension, Fatigue, lnsormti~ Back Acupressure Hot Stone Bodywork Foot Reflexology Chinese tlerbal Foot Bath Gtft Certificates. Couples/Friends. Walk.ins Welcome Open 7 Days a Week 10am- 6prn 19323 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd., Unit 6, Behind QVC ~m on Rt. 1, Rehoboth Beach 302-226-8868 t 1H=O ,, ,4o 16 / 2. 7mm Bead 7.5" ~ $60, 8.5" ~$70 "Tiffany Inspired Sterling Silver Jewelry...NOW l J2 Off!" 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