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Tax Assessment meeting Wed.

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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:37 am, Thu Feb 28, 2013.

Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) will host a town hall meeting focusing on questions about tax assessments on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in St. Helen’s Father Dooley Hall in Howard Beach.

Representatives from the Tax Commission and the Department of Finance will take questions from residents who are seeking more information about property tax assessments.

The meeting is open to the general public, though most questions on assessments recently have come from residents in Howard Beach, Broad Channel and the Rockaways whose homes were damaged by floodwaters during Hurricane Sandy last year. Many saw their assessments rise despite the damage, something the city says is caused by a law that forces a lag in property value increases from prior years.

Rudy S. Giuliani, Ulrich’s chief of staff, said the town hall meeting will be geared toward those residents who suffered damage, but that everyone is free to attend the meeting.

Father Dooley Hall is located at the corner of 84th Street and 157th Avenue.

— Domenick Rafter

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