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Pomfret weighs total property revaluation

FREDONIA – The Pomfret Town Board met Wednesday in Town Hall to consider a total property revaluation.

Robert Koszarek, of KLW Group, Buffalo, presented information about how his firm does reassessments for municipalities.

Town Assessor Kevin Mul-downey confirmed that the town has not done a total reassessment of all property since 1974.

The town has more than 6,400 parcels, including 3,766 single-family homes, 307 commercial parcels and 278 farms. The remaining parcels are vacant lots, public service, recreational land or industrial parcels.

The property includes the Village of Fredonia.

The equalization rate is currently 20 percent, according to Muldowney.

Koszarek said if his firm is awarded the contract, it would conduct several public meetings to explain the process to residents. He said that firm representatives meet with owners after an assessment is assigned and that the firm would hope to make all assessments fair and equitable by bringing them to fair market value.

The project is expected to take two to three years and could cost between $200,000 and $300,000, oficils said.

Supervisor Don Steger posed several questions about possible state reimbursement.

Muldowney told the board and supervisor that he would have to do more research about the state reimbursement plan.

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