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For Immediate Release
DLGF offers more accountability and access to hearings for Hoosiers across the state
“By extending this deadline, local officials will have more time and information to plan and adopt budgets that will better match tax bills with the taxpayers’ ability to pay,” DLGF Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave said.
INDIANAPOLIS (August 27, 2008) – The Department of Local Government Finance will be streaming the upcoming Local Property Tax Control Board Meeting on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at approximately 10:00 a.m. Links to the live streaming will be available from the Department’s Web site at www.in.gov/dlgf/2342.htm. Local officials, staff, citizens and media outlets are encouraged to take advantage of this service.
Following the live streaming of the Local Property Tax Control Board Meeting the DLGF will post the video for further viewing within a timely manner.
WHO: Local Property Tax Board Members
WHAT: Live Streaming of the Local Property Tax Control Board Meeting
WHEN: August 28, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
The School Property Tax Control Board and the Local Government Property Tax Control Board meet each month (except January) to review construction plans and listen to local officials who seek approval for construction projects. After thorough review, the Boards – comprised of experts in the fields of business, engineering, architecture and education – make recommendations to the Commissioner of the Department to approve, disapprove or modify projects.
Once she receives the recommendations, the Commissioner is the approving authority for each project. Each request is considered on a case-by-case basis using information related to local opposition and support, property tax impact and the needs of the local community.
Contact: Mary Jane Michalak, 317.232.3785, firstname.lastname@example.org