CONROE TX – The Montgomery County Young Republicans board of directors has passed a resolution calling on the Conroe Independent School District to reappraise homes which Tropical Storm Harvey in 2017.
The resolution states that Tropical Storm Harvey damaged many homes in Montgomery County, which resulted President Donald Trump and Governor Greg Abbott declaring the county a disaster area. The resolution further states that the Conroe Independent School District has rejected the appraisals on the false belief that it was outside their jurisdiction and that taxing authorities still have time to call for a reappraisal.
The Montgomery County Young Republicans have called on Conroe ISD and other taxing entities within Montgomery County to approve reappraisals for damaged property within their jurisdiction.
The Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees will revisit the reappraisal issue at its Board meeting tonight, October 17, 2017, at 6 p.m., at the Sadler Administration Building.
“I am proud of our Government Affairs Committee for spearheading this resolution calling for property tax relief of homes affected by Hurricane Harvey not only from CISD but all taxing entities throughout Montgomery County. It’s not only the right thing to do but it’s the duty of any public servant to provide as much relief as possible to some business or homeowner who lost everything in this storm,” said Jason Millsaps, Montgomery County Young Republicans Chairman.
The Montgomery County Young Republicans began in 2008 and provides young Republicans (up to the ripe old age of 40) the opportunity to meet elected officials, hold leadership positions within the County, and prepare for future elected office. The organization has more than 70 active members.
The official Board resolution follows:
“RESOLUTION CALLING FOR REAPPRAISALS OF PROPERTIES DAMAGED BY HURRICANE HARVEY
“WHEREAS, Hurricane Harvey damaged many homes within Montgomery County and many other areas of Texas;
“WHEREAS, these damaged areas, including Montgomery County, have been declared a disaster area by the President;
“WHEREAS, Texas law allows taxing authorities to reappraise damaged properties based on the post-damaged value;
“WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, The Woodlands Township, the Montgomery County Hospital District, Willis ISD, and the Cities of Montgomery and Conroe have approved reappraisals for damaged properties within their jurisdiction;
“WHEREAS, Conroe ISD has rejected the reappraisals based on the false belief that it was outside their jurisdiction;
“WHEREAS, taxing authorities still have time to call for the reappraisals;
“NOW BE IT RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Young Republicans thanks each of the taxing authorities who have approved reappraisals for damaged property; and
“BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Young Republicans calls on Conroe ISD and other taxing entities within Montgomery County to approve reappraisals for damaged property within their jurisdiction.
Approved by the Montgomery County Young Republicans on the 17th of October, 2017.”