Image: A beet.
Conroe, September 27 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley received “The Golden Hammer Award” for hammering the taxpayers during the Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting. Upon receiving the Award, Riley clearly attempted, by turning bright red, to imitate one of the healthiest vegetables known, the mighty beet.
One of the agenda items which the Commissioners Court considered on September 26 was the nomination of two individuals to the Montgomery Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. The MCAD Board of Directors sets re-appraisal policy for the entire County, pursuant to Section 25.18 of the Texas Tax Code. The MCAD Board also set the budget and should oversee MCAD, although the Board generally fails to perform its duties and, instead, lets the appraisal staff run roughshod over the citizens of Montgomery County.
Riley receives award
The full text of the explanation for Riley receiving “The Golden Hammer Award” follows. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, strongly recommends the consumption of beets
“Whatever you do the last person in the world that you should place on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District is someone like today’s recipient of The Golden Hammer Award, Charlie Riley, who has triple-hammered the taxpayers of Montgomery County and is easily more responsible for high property taxes than any other single individual in this community.
“The person you should nominate to the MCAD Board of Directors should instead have two criteria: (1) she or he should absolutely detest the five of you [the County Judge and four County Commissioners] and the fact that you’ve raised our County government’s spending and taxes as much as you have since 2000, (2) she or he should also detest the MCAD itself and its method of applying massive hidden tax increases through property tax appraisal increases behind which taxing entity officials try to hide.
“What is Riley’s triple hammering of the taxpayers that you should avoid in this nomination?
“#1 You should not nominate anyone who supports taxes and spending. Riley voted for the highest operational expenditure budget in the history of Montgomery County for Fiscal Year 2018 and has voted to increase spending and taxes every year that he’s been a Commissioner.
“#2 You should not nominate someone who supports the MCAD budget. MCAD implemented a massive increase in its own budget for Fiscal Year 2018 so that it would have more appraisers on the ground to implement the tax increases it inflicts upon us.
“#3 You should not nominate someone who doesn’t understand MCAD or its real functions. Riley actually tried to fool all of us when he said, ‘the MCAD Board does not control home appraisal outcomes.’ He’s sat on the Board of MCAD long enough to know that, pursuant to Section 25.18 of the Texas Tax Code, the precise Board on which he sits is entirely responsible for setting the policy for how MCAD conducts periodic reappraisals of property.”
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