Tax relief for those most affected by floods


Commission approves prorating property taxes
By SUSAN LEATHERS

Brentwood Home Page
The Brentwood City Commission on Monday unanimously approved a resolution that ultimately will prorate the property tax assessments on certain properties damaged in the May floods. The fiscal impact of the resolution to be minimal – a loss of $3,920.

Commission approves prorating property taxes
By SUSAN LEATHERS

Brentwood Home Page
The Brentwood City Commission on Monday unanimously approved a resolution that ultimately will prorate the property tax assessments on certain properties damaged in the May floods. The fiscal impact of the resolution to be minimal – a loss of $3,920.

City residents unable to live in their homes for more than 30 days due to flood damage but are back in their homes by Sept. 1 will qualify for a one-time proration that will lower their 2010 Brentwood property tax bill related to their home’s value, not the value of their property, for the period they could not live in their homes. The amount will be calculated by the Williamson County Property Assessor’s Office. 

Affected property owners are required to apply to the County Assessor for the relief by Sept. 1.

No more than 50 Brentwood homes were damaged by the May 1 flood to the point that they could not be occupied for 30 days or more and will not be reoccupied by Sept. 1.

The city estimates that five residents sustained significantly greater flood damage and will be unable to occupy their homes by Sept. 1. These property owners will be eligible for greater property tax relief under an existing state law.

Williamson County has also adopted a resolution granting property owners the opportunity to apply for this relief on their county taxes. With the commission’s vote Monday, affected Brentwood property owners will automatically receive partial relief from both county and city property taxes when they apply at the Williamson County Property Assessor’s Office

In other business, the commission:

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    • Passed an ordinance amending city code regarding land disturbance plans under the storm water management and erosion control program.
    • Amended city code in regard to the collection of court fines and costs and authorized an agreement with Solutia Revenue Recovery, Inc. for collection of unpaid traffic fines.
    • Authorized an agreement with Cunningham Construction and Development LLC for the Twin Springs Water Line Improvement Project

The meeting can be viewed by clicking here.

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