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Cicero: Assessment committee makes recommendations

' Communicate the mission with the public by sending a mailer requesting that data collectors be given access to property in order to verify existing data, take pictures and record any new or changed data

' After the initial review is complete, send data to homeowners to get their approval and make necessary corrections

' In order to aid in the computerized management of assessments and the annual reassessment process, perform a full analysis of the number and type of neighborhoods in the town and define new neighborhoods as needed

' Assign a full market value to each property, validate that value and share it with homeowners, allowing sufficient time for an informal review and collection process

' 'Improve public relations within the assessor's office

' Make the assessment process more transparent, open and understandable to residents and property owners

' Everyone in the assessor's office must work every day to gain the confidence of the public

' Communicate assessments informally to the public two months prior to the official posting of the assessment roll, allowing sufficient time for informal review and adjustments

' Post information regarding exemptions, dates and the grievance process on the town website and at the assessor's office

Members of the committee:

Mike Asterino

Chuck Becker

Wes Cooper

Kevin Coyne

Mary Rae Dopke

Melinda McElroy

John Perperian

Marc Polchlopek

Steve Sallis

Greg Tupper

John Winters

Town board liaison: Charlotte Tarwacki

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