By Charlotte Underwood
TOP PHOTO: Property Assessor Brandon Partin addressed the county commission at its monthly workshop on Monday evening regarding a property re-appraisal plan for the county.
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County Property Assessor Brandon Partin briefly addressed commissioners at Monday’s workshop regarding the five-year property reappraisal plan he is asking them to vote on.
Partin told commissioners that with the options that were available to the county, the five-year plan was the best, but after legislation was passed by the state, he would be able to amend the five-year plan to a three-year plan. He said he could not do that until the state had made its changes to the law.
“The state is doing away with the four-, five- and six-year appraisal cycle. They are going to a two-, three- and four-year cycle, but with legislation as it currently is, that is not an option yet. If I proposed a two- or three-year cycle right now, it would not pass,” Partin said.
Partin said he could not do the four-year cycle right now either, because there were too many other counties that were doing their appraisal in 2028, and the state would not be able to provide the assistance that Campbell County requires during the appraisal process.
Commissioner Rusty Orick said he had concerns with approving another five-year plan, and that he wanted to wait until commissioners could speak with the state comptroller about it when they go to Nashville next week for a conference.
Orick said he had heard other counties were waiting as well until the state passed legislation.
Orick asked if the county would be penalized for not passing the proposed five-year appraisal plan by the commission’s next meeting on the 26th of Feb.
Partin said no, there was not a penalty, but that it was holding up the current re-appraisal and that the county “didn’t have the luxury of waiting.”
Partin told commissioners his plan was to amend the five year to a three year re-appraisal plan once the legislature had passed.
“If we don’t lock in a five-year plan, the state could lock us into a six-year plan, which is the default,” Partin said.
Orick said he already had a meeting set up with the comptroller for next week in Nashville to find out exactly what could be done.
Commission Chairman Johnny Bruce told Partin that by the February 26th commission meeting, they should have the information from the comptroller and the state. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/13/2024-6AM)