The Jefferson City Council met as the Board of Equalization March 18 to hear appeals to property assessments.

Three property owners appeared before the board asking that their assessments be lowered.

Pam Gross spoke about the property she and her husband, Hiram, own at 319 Main St. She said they haven’t made any changes for quite a few years and yet their assessed value went up over $4,000 in 2018 and over $7,700 in 2019. She asked the council to lower it, but she didn’t really have a firm figure in mind. The council voted to lower the value to the 2018 number of $80,764 plus the land at $10,915 for a total of $91,679.

Finance Officer Michaeleen Roarke told Gross about the property tax freeze that would keep it at that value.

See full story in this week’s Leader-Courier.