Since the manager’s recommended 2022-23 budget includes a 30% property tax increase, many Greensboro homeowners are looking for tax relief.
District 59 State Representative Jon Hardister introduced a local bill in the State House that, if passed, will provide tax relief to a property owner.
Greensboro annexations land almost monthly, but deannexation doesn’t happen that often.
The Hardister-sponsored bill, House Bill 995, would de-annex about seven acres owned by the Dooley family on Gary Wilson Road and Bunker Hill Road.
Tammi Thurm, a member of the District 5 City Council, approached Hardister about the possibility of de-annexing the land that currently sits in District 5.
According to Hardister’s press release, “The land in question is owned by the Dooley family and was part of an annexation process undertaken by the City several years ago when Amazon announced plans to open a fulfillment center. Greensboro annexed the land that was to be operated by Amazon, after the Dooley family sold the land for development, but the city inadvertently annexed land on which the Dooley family continues to reside.
The press release also states that Greensboro does not intend to provide services to the land and has agreed to allow the land to be deannealed.
Hardister said: “Our office is more than happy to assist you with this matter. Land that is not serviced by a municipality should be subject to de-annexation, especially if the landowner and the city agree. I appreciate that city officials are working with us on this and I’m confident we will get there. »
The bill stipulates that it will come into force on June 30, 2022 and that “property located in the territory described in article 1 of this law as of January 1, 2022 is no longer subject to municipal taxes for taxes imposed for taxation years commencing on or after July 1”. , 2022.”
So no matter how much the city council raises property taxes this year, the Dooley family won’t have to pay. Many people in Greensboro wish they were there.