North Highland Park Tax Appeal – A BIG thanks to Mr. Hotz!
The Virginia-Highland Civic Association is pleased to report some significant property tax reductions that will result in material savings to the Association on the old library lots–now North Highland Park (at St. Charles Place and North Highland Avenue) that the VHCA owns thanks to some great efforts by past Treasurer George Zirkel and Walter Hotz, Esq., of BOE Tax Appeals in Tucker. Upon George’s request, Mr. Hotz appealed our 2018 taxes on the two parcels and physically attended the County Boards of Equalization hearings to present our case. The parcels were appraised at $174,000 and $157,000, respectively, in 2018 before the appeal and hearing. Mr. Hotz was able to get each lot appraisal down to $100, for a sum total of $200 appraisal value for the combined property/park. What an amazing job that the Association will reap benefits from for the next several years. These rates will be frozen/’locked in’ all the way until 2021 pursuant to the tax statute.
On behalf of the VHCA and all of its’ members, we would like to formally send a huge thanks out to both George Zirkel and Walter Hotz, Esq. Thanks so much!!
Article by David Brandenberger, President – Virginia-Highland Civic Association