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TIMETABLE OUTLINED FOR NORTH TONAWANDA REVALUATION

North Tonawanda's property assessment verification project will begin Dec. 4, City Assessor Brian M. Hess has announced.

Hess will oversee the project involving his staff and an outside contractor.

Request for proposals were sent to five local contractors for bids, Hess said. A preproposal meeting with prospective bidders was held Friday.

The successful bidder will be announced Dec. 4.

Data collection training will begin Dec. 16.

A parcel inventory mailer will be sent to the city's approximate 13,000 property owners on Nov. 3 next year, Hess said, with project completion scheduled for Nov. 28, 1997.

The assessor said there will be a comprehensive public information program, including at least two public meetings.

"This is mandatory so that the taxpayers, local officials, business and civic groups may have a better understanding of the scope and objectives of the program," he said.

"The data verification project includes some entry into residential homes and commercial and industrial buildings," he said.

"The consideration here is to enter those homes and buildings that have not been entered since the original revaluation done in 1983 and to enter those homes that display significant changes," Hess said.

Questions may be addressed to the assessor at City Hall, 216 Payne Ave.

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