Letters to the Editor

Island County assesses property too high

The citizens of Island Country are being ripped off horribly by the assessor and commissioners. The housing market crashed three years ago to at least 25 percent of the high water mark, yet our assessments are being maintained at that high level. This causes all homeowners to pay excess property taxes plus we are also required to pay excess homeowners insurance.

Add the numbers up and you’ll find that the county owes homeowners well over a million in rebates and penalties.

Roy Lesher

Camano Island

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Oct 26
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates