Insider trading: Chairman Oliver and Commissioner Powell show us how its done.
As we head to the polls in a few weeks let us not be forgetful of why we have elections.
In October 2008 Tom Oliver, Billy Powell. and County bond attorney Tread Syfan formed an LLC called City View Investments and were under contract to purchase the Regions Bank Operations Center....more info
EEOC: Hall County employee was sexually harassed
The Times reported on 09-25-2009 that an employee in the Hall County Tax Assessors Office, Pam Dixon,had filed a formal complaint of sexual harassment and discrimination against her supervisor, Richard Lathem, with Hall County. This occurennce happened in 2007 and has not been dealt with properly or timely by county officials.
We urge Steve Watson, Chief Tax Appraiser, The Board of Tax Assessors and the Hall County Commissioners to end this situation immediately. Please do not place any more burdens on the tax payers trying to defend big government.
Links to documentation we had archived. Obtained through Open Records Request
Richard Lathem performaerce review after complaint was filed
Independent Investigation - SAM S. HARBEN, ATTY. AT LAW
Legititmate Taxation or Theft By The Government
Thou Shall Not Steal is the 8th Commandment. To steal is to take the property of another against his will. If theft by an individual is wrong can theft by government be condoned? Yes, but only under certain specific circumstances:...more info
NEXT COMMISSION MEETING JUNE 30th 12 NOON AND 6 PM, GA MOUNTAINS CENTER. PLAN TO ATTEND.
Attorney/Legal Fees Run Rampant in Tax Assessors Office
How was it possible in a year where Hall County implemented
unpaid furlough days, a hiring freeze, a halt to all capital
purchases, stopped contributing to employee retirement accounts
and eliminated cost of living increases your HALL COUNTY TAX
ASSESSORS had an extraordinary amount of salary funds
redirected to pay legal fees?....Download PDF
APPEAL YOUR PROPERTY TAXES - ENDED June 27th
Hall County Residential Property Still Grossly Overvalued By Tax Assessors For 2011
A sales study was conducted regarding 146 calendar 2009 and 2010 homes sales in March, 2011 FROM ALL AREAS OF Hall County . This study substantiated Hall County residential tax values reviewed are valued in excess of sale price by an average of 40.2%. On average a house and lot tax value must be reduced approximately 28.67% to reach market value as documented by the HCCFEG sales study.
Sales study of sales activity in eight(8) randomly selected subdivisions located in different areas of Hall County.
The purpose of this review was to compare the property tax value against
the actual sale price and see if the tax board was using the new definition of
market value as required under Senate Bill 55. This legislation states the tax
assessor shall consider foreclosure sales, bank sales, other financial
institution owned sales, or distressed sales, or any combination thereof, of
comparable real property, in determining the fair market value of property.....see study
The subdivisions reviewed were