Error in MWCD assessment estimates

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NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – Churches and schools will see a reduction of slightly more than 50 percent in their estimated annual assessments after a clerical error was identified March 24 in the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s conservancy appraisal record.
Incorrect charge. The district discovered churches and schools were incorrectly charged a higher assessment rate than the one approved for them by the district’s board of appraisers.
The result will be a reduction of slightly more than 50 percent from the estimated assessment that presently shows on their properties as listed in the conservancy appraisal record.
The conservancy appraisal record is a record of estimated future benefits and assessments produced by the district’s board of appraisers from the 20-year, $270 million maintenance and improvement plan for the reservoirs and dams in the watershed. It also describes all of the 522,000 parcels of property affected by the plan.
A listing of the property owners, amount of benefits appraised and estimated annual assessments are included in the conservancy appraisal record as well.
Online. The record is available online at www.mwcd.org and www.mwcdlakes.com.
Assessments to be collected from the conservancy appraisal record will fund the maintenance and improvements for the reservoirs and dams in the watershed.
Copies of the conservancy appraisal record also are available in the clerk of courts offices in all of the district’s 18 counties of jurisdiction, as well as by calling the district at 877-363-8500.

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