In 2007, the Town of Evans announced a town-wide reassessment. Given the town’s penchant for taking care of family & friends, I began to wonder if there was a way to determine winners and losers. I concluded the best way to do this was to compare the 2007 assessments to the new 2008 assessments. To do this required a little custom programming and the assessment data for both years in Microsoft Excel format. I obtained the data for 2007 & 2008 and every year through 2019.
View 2007 – 2008 assessment data. → Click Here!
In 2020 through 2022, my Freedom of Information for the assessment data was denied. Mary Hosler, the town’s FOIL appeal officer, did not respond and/or denied my appeal.
My only option to get the data was to have a lawyer file an Article 78.
YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO GET A LAWYER TO “ENCOURAGE” EVANS OFFICIALS TO HONOR THEIR OATH OF OFFICE AND FOLLOW THE LAW.
The Judge ruled in the town’s favor. Using the town’s under-oath explanation for the denial, my lawyer rewrote the FOIL request and the 2022 assessment data was provided in Microsoft Excel Format on 3-22-2023. I lost the battle but won the war!
Click Here! To View The 2022 Town of Evans Assessment Data.
TIP: Click on the gear (Top Right) to view the advanced search.
Also available are recent property sales. → Click Here!
While the Town of Evans provides assessment data in PDF format, it is not convenient if you want to challenge your assessment.
Last but not least: On the same day I received the 2022 assessment data from the Town Clerk, I also received a denial letter from Deputy Supervisor Tom George!
Just who is running town hall?