ASPEN – About 1,500 appeals have been filed with the Pitkin County Board of Equalization and in order to give the county enough time to hold all the necessary hearings, the state has waived the normal Aug. 5 deadline for the county to provide its determinations.It is now expected that the ongoing series of 15-minute hearings required to review the record number of appeals will continue until at least mid-September.That means that local taxing districts won’t find out until October the total value of property in the county, which typically is provided in August. The districts use the information to set their taxing rates, or mill levies, which are to be turned in to the county in December.
By Brent Gardner-Smith, July 29, 2009 Aspen Daily News

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