Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell has released a statement regarding the past year in the assessor’s office. WGNS received a copy of what he wrote and wanted to share it with our audience...
(Verbatim) 2012 / 2013 has been a year of challenges and opportunity for the Assessor’s Office. Our goal is to constantly improve procedures and look for ways to deliver greater value to the citizens of Rutherford County.
Increased fuel costs over prior years necessitated greater use of in house review and better management of our time spent in the field reviewing properties. We believe we can better manage these costs with continued and greater use of in house review and by systematically replacing our fleet of older vehicles with models with greater fuel efficiency than we currently operate. We have located grants to allow us to purchase these vehicles in the future with the approval of the County Commission.
While our budget does show a slight increase over the prior year due in part to increases in personnel and benefit costs and the need to replace equipment; we feel confident we will continue to deliver our promise to provide efficient, professional service while being good stewards of our tax dollars. I am happy to announce we will be returning an estimated $354,000 dollars in unused budgeted funds from this current budget back into the County’s General Fund.
Rob Mitchell, Rutherford County Assessor of Property