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Next meeting:  Tuesday August 23, 2016 at 7 PM.


The Bavarian Hall (downstairs)

112 South 13th Street

Altoona, PA 16602

This month's speaker will be Aaron Ritchey, a local business owner and former member of the Hollidaysburg Area School Board.  

Mr. Ritchey will address several issues related to the Blair County Tax Reassessment, including the State law which structures reassessment, the way values are established, shortcomings and impacts, millage rates, the cost of the reassessment, the experience of other counties, suggestions for change and what can be done if you've missed the deadlines.

Many local residents have been upset about what they see as an inaccurate appraisal of their property and an unfeasible increase in their property taxes.  There has also been criticism that EST, the company who conducted the appraisals, will also be involved with the appeals.  The deadline to request an appeal passed on Aug. 10th and appeals are expected to continue into October.

The BCTP will also give a report on Freedom Fest and their recent fundraising efforts.  The membership will be asked for feedback on possible changes for future events.  The meeting is free and open to the public.

Please remember to renew your membership for 2016!