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Gloucester’s reassessment gets mostly good marks from public

While comments from the public were mostly positive about Gloucester’s recently concluded reassessment, those appealing the assessments were predominantly the county’s waterfront property owners, according to assessor Derek Green. The administrative review process for the 2015 reassessments ended Dec. 31.

Waterfront property owners, Green said, generally saw an overall increase in their property values compared to inland properties, where assessment values generally decreased from the 2010 reassessment.

“We definitely expected volume with the waterfront property owners,” he said, “and we definitely got it.”

Green said supervisors and the county administrator received a lot of positive feedback from the community about the general reassessment. “For every 10 good comments, there was one bad,” he said. “We were all very impressed.”

He said most of the waterfront property owners understood the rationale behind Green’s n...

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