Every town has at least one and North Greenbush is no exception. We've been flooded with emails forwarded by folks bewildered by town resident John Schnebly. Life at Pond Hill must be boring because John is running around telling folks he is running for town Democratic Chairman.
In so doing, John has been busy in these emails announcing his support for Republican candidates Mark Evers and Katie Connolly. Yes, the "subject" line of this email reads "Reassessment of
--- On Tue, 9/1/09, John Schnebly
From: John Schnebly
Subject: Reassessment of
To: "Bill Batt" , "Mark Evers" , "Katy Connolly" "Kathleen Jimino"
Cc: "David Borton"
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 5:04 AM
Dear Bill, [Center for the Study of Economics, Supporting Land Value Taxation, H.William Batt, PhD,
I am now running to become the new Chair of the Democratic Party in my hometown of
1. Count all land parcels in
2. Determine the average taxation per parcel by dividing parcels against assesment taxation revenue.
3. Determine the distribution of parcel sizes
4. Determine the dates of construction of all improvements on parcels.
5. Give me a listing of all parcels, the size of each, the size of structures upon each, the dates of construction of said structures, and the current taxation attached to each.
6. All this information is to be on an Xcell spreadsheet so that I can further manipulate the data to determine the optimum level of taxation.
7. Run this optimum against the age of the owners of said parcels to assure that the fixed income elderly do not get hurt by any reassessment.
With this data in hand, I intend to work with the winners of the November elections to see if we can serve as a model for reassessment in Rensselaer County, given that the last reassessment in North Greenbush occured in 1981, about 30 years prior to any decisions by North Greenbush to face its growing tax assessment problems.
I hereby announce that I will be seeking advice and consultation with your Center in the performance of these tasks.