Real Property Values Increased 20 Percent Increasing Tax Revenues
SO Property TAXES DON’T have to go up
So why are Blount County,Townsend, Maryville and Alcoa employees talking about pay raises
and increased benefits? TRUTH RADIO HAS THE SCOOP. Before the poop lands in your property tax bill Truth Radio wants you to educate your Commissioners that Property Tax Revenues GO UP WITHOUT PROPERTY TAX RATES GOING UP BECAUSE PROPERTY VALUES ARE GOING UP!!!!! IF YOUR PROPERTY assessment VALUE GOES UP YOU PAY MORE property TAXES OR IF THE TAX RATE GOES UP YOU PAY MORE PROPERTY TAXES.
Commissioner Mike Akard in the Daily Times is QUOTED as saying, He doesn’t see leaving the
tax rate at 2.47 as being a TAX Increase. The law requires a separate resolution
in a reappraisal year a Tax Rate above the Certified Rate because it represents a tax increase.
That vote will take place Monday June 10 th at 5 pm in Room 430 in the Historic Blount County Courthouse.
SO, Monday June 10, 2019 IS THE DEADLINE for telling your commissioner, TWENTY PERCENT IS ENOUGH!!!! the Unincorporated Blount County PROPERTY ASSESSMENT GREW THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY SIX MILLION DOLLARS IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS which when divided into the 2015 Property Assessment results in an OVER 20 percent INCREASE IN real property
Meaning MORE REVENUE over the last FOUR FISCAL YEARS BUDGETS from new construction which are to be capped by a Certified Tax rate. However the Berrong/Mitchell Administration and Commissioner Akard want a 10 percent increase, the reason for the vote.
A yes Vote Monday June 10 at 5 pm will raise your property tax bill an additional 10 percent from the certified tax rate of $2.25 going to $2.47 after County revenues have already increased by 20 percent plus over the last four years from growth and inflation of of the unincorpeorated real property.
Blount County’s HR department reports our tenure rate is higher than the Dept of Labor National Average for State and Local Governments, and Blount County four years ago raised it’s payscale to more than sixty percent of our competition according to the Evergreen study.
The proposed pay scale increase will take our county to paying more than seventy percent of our competive market employers. This pay scale will result in the per capita Blount County employee
making 58 percent more that the per capita workforce taxpayer according to the US Census Bureau fact finders 2017 income of $28,000 compared to over $43,000 for the County employee.
Maryville City’s Real Property Assessment Summary comparison of 2015 the prevoius reappraisal of the certified tax rate and 2019 shows an increase of ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY NINE MILLION
IN REAL PROPERTY VALUES or an INCREASE OF OVER TWENTY PEERCENT AS WELL, SURPRIZE, SURPRIZE!!
While Alcoa only realized a SIXTEEN PERCENT GAIN OR SEVENTY SEVEN MILLION, ONE HUNDRED THIRTY SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLAR INCREASE IN IT’s Real Property ASSESSMENT values.
Thank you for calling your Commissioner before Monday June 10 and telling them that tax revenues increase when Real Property Values go up so Property Tax Rates don/t have to.