The panel for Wednesday’s discussion in New Rochelle on revaluation will provide a glimpse into several perspectives on the issue of tax fairness in Westchester County.
The discussion, to be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at New Rochelle City Hall, comes as the town of Greenburgh and city of Yonkers prepares a request-for-proposals for a joint revaluation project that will includes Westchester’s two largest municipalities and as many as nine more.
The panel will include officials from municipalities that have conducted revaluations Michele Casandra of Pelham, Mitchell Markowitz of Rye Town, and Harold Porr III of Bronxville.
“They’ll talk about the realities of what it means to do revaluation,” said Greenburgh Assessor Edye McCarthy.
Other speakers include George Oros, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s chief of staff; state revaluation expert John Wolham; McCarthy, and Yonkers Assessor Mark Russell.
McCarthy says the coordinating group involved in the joint expects to meet on April 4. Under the plan, the vendors will propose a per-parcel price that would be available to all municipalities who want to join the effort. Each municipality will sign its own contract with the vendor. How many will actually sign up remains to be seen.
McCarthy plans to have a proposal to present to the Greenburgh Town Board by Oct. 31.
Photo: John Wolham, of the state Office of Real Property Services, addresses Mamaroneck residents in February regarding revaluation process.