He is LISTENING TO THE CITIZENS OF LAKE COUNTY AND UNDERSTANDS THE PLIGHT OF SENIOR CITIZENS.
Real Estate Taxes
Concord Township’s Bob Patterson Wants to Lower Property Taxes for Seniors
Listen to Concord Township’s Bob Patterson discuss with Joe Miller and Brian Massie Ohio’s HB 546, which freezes property taxes at age 70.
H.B. 140 Changes Property Tax Ballot Language…after November 8th Elections
The State legislators agreed with our Lake County lobbyist, and eliminated the use of boldface or differing font sizes in the text of ballot questions.
School Boards Have Real Power Over Your Pocketbook
Remember, no one associated with government is really interested in lowering your taxes.
Which School District is Number 1 in Lake County?
Which school district is ranked Number 1 in Lake County?
Riverside School District’s Lack of Transparency
Unfortunately, the term and total amount of the new Bond Levy on the May ballot is not communicated to the taxpayers in the school district.
Ohio HB 207 Dealing With Homestead Exemption…Citizens Need to Act
Contact Ohio State Rep. Derek Merrin (District 47)
Homestead Exemption and Lake County Commissioners
This article contains a short video of the Commissioners’ meeting held on 12/30/21 as they discussed the Homestead Exemption.
Richmond Heights School District Propose New Funding for Schools
They are proposing a SDIT…school district income tax.
Ohio Property Tax Tutorial
We provide a link to a Lincoln Institute website that provides historical and current statistics on Ohio’s property tax.
Ohio and Lake County’s Aging Population
We provide exhibits confirming the aging population of Lake County.
Comparing Property Taxes by State…Lake County seniors are being squeezed out
Property taxes cannot continue to increase, it is not sustainable for seniors and those living on fixed incomes.
State Representative Dan Troy & His Homestead Exemption Legislation…updated January 13, 2021
Representative Troy stepping up to the plate for seniors, but it is still not nearly enough.
Open Letter to Jamie Callender, State Representative for District 61…updated 12/29/21
We sent an email to Representative Callender asking for answers to our questions on H.B. 1 – dealing with school funding.
Lake County’s Triennial Update…part 1
We provide detailed information by municipality, taxing districts, and school districts.
Lake County’s Fairport Harbor Property Tax Levies
We have done extensive research on Fairport Harbor’s property taxes to help taxpayers before they vote on new levies.
Lake County Homeowners Need to Understand the 20 Mill Guarantee
Ohio’s Constitution and the State legislature has guaranteed a floor of 20 mills in property taxes for all government schools. We will try to explain how it works.
Kenston Tax Levy…no transparency
Kenston School district is on the ballot for new money, but somehow taxpayers can no longer see their report card data.
Transparency is not their strong suit.
Kirtland School Property Tax Levy
Kirtland taxpayers get to decide their fate.
Madison’s New Property Tax Levy…It will “knock your socks off”
LFC Comments by T. Price: It is hard to believe that the Madison School Board would ask for a huge 6.99 mill property tax levy on the May 4th special election. Note to the school board: Do you know that… Read More ›
State Rep. Dan Troy’s Property Tax Initiative…political theater in action
Modest proposal to help seniors…we will give him a “D-” for at least trying.
Inflation and increasing property taxes are pricing seniors out of their homes, Troy is trying to save them a cup of coffee each month.
Property Tax Triennial Increases
What is a Triennial Update?
The triennial revaluation is a statistical analysis of sales occurring since the sextennial.
Housing Affordability…National, Ohio, N.E. Ohio, and Lake County
We thought we should post this article again for those that may not have read or heard of Housing Affordability Threshold (HAT %). This is a very old concept dating back to the late 1800’s, where it was stated that… Read More ›
How Do You Pass a School Levy?
It is important for the average citizen to understand what they are up against when they see a school levy on the ballot. Jerry Rampelt is the founder of Support Ohio Schools and has assisted over 300 levy campaigns in… Read More ›
Sexennial & Triannual…the world of property taxes
We are “getting into the weeds” with this article on property taxes.
Our current property tax law has evolved into a tangled web that is far too complex for the taxpayers and the employees that are paid to implement the property tax laws.
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