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Revaluation and Planning were Topics at the 2019 Residents Association Annual Meeting

2019 Steele Creek Annual Meeting(March 1, 2019) Over 200 Steele Creek residents and 50 representatives of government agencies, schools, and non-profit organizations attended the 2019 Steele Creek Residents Association Annual Meeting on February 28 at Kennedy Middle School.

Mecklenburg County Tax Revaluation Process Overview

Cecil Jackson (Lead Commercial Appraiser) and Lloyd Salter (Lead Residential Appraiser) of the Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor’s Office spoke about the 2019 revaluation process. The county has completed its revaluation of about 371,500 parcels in Charlotte, the county, and the surrounding towns. It’s the first revaluation since 2011. Approximately 371,500 parcels were affected and resulted in about a 54% overall increase, a 77% average commercial increase, and a 43% average residential increase. Residential and commercial sales data during 2016 – 2018 (when between 23,000 and 25,000 annual sales were recorded) was the primary influence on the process.

Property taxes won’t increase with a revenue neutral tax, but owners whose property value rises more than the median amount are more likely to see a tax bill increase.

Mecklenburg has gone eight years in between revaluations — the longest it’s allowed to under state law — and local officials plan to shorten the cycle so property value changes aren’t so drastic the next time around. In the future, the county plans to revalue properties every four years, placing the next revaluation in 2023.

Property owners who disagree with their new values can request an informal appeal within 30 days online at www.meckreval.com, or file a formal appeal with the Board of Equalization and Review by May 20. Property tax bills for 2019 should be mailed in July with payments due by September 1, but penalties are not normally applied unless payments are not received by January 1st. More information is available at MeckReval.

Charlotte Planning, Design & Development

David Pettine (Charlotte Planning – Rezoning Process), Bob Cook (Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization), and Taiwo Jaiyeoba (Director of Planning – 2040 Comprehensive Plan) each spoke briefly.

Rezoning: Mr. Pettine provided a summary of two types of rezoning requests – conventional and conditional. A thorough explanation is available  HERE.

Project Delay on NC-160 Widening: Mr. Cook spoke about his organization, its cooperative efforts with other regional agencies, and its role in the I-77 corridor study. Details on CRPTO can be viewed on their website: www.crtpo.org . Mr. Cook also explained why the project to widen NC-160 (Steele Creek Rd) between the South Carolina Line and I-485 has been “pushed back.”

2040 Comprehensive Plan: The final speaker was Mr. Jaiyeoba who spoke about Charlotte Future – a 2040 Comprehensive Plan. He encouraged all residents to become involved with this planning effort and mentioned three upcoming community meetings. You can learn more at: charlottefuture.com/2040

2019 Steele Creek Annual Meeting

Meet & Mingle

Attendees got to talk to representatives of over two dozen state and local government agencies and non-profit organizations, and principals of most of the area schools during the Meet and Mingle part of the meeting. This was a great opportunity to interact with many of the people who affect the quality of life in Steele Creek

The Meet and Mingle participants were:

Arrowood Business Association/Alignment SW Charlotte
Arts & Science Council
Berewick Recreation Center
Winget Recreation Center
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
Charlotte Department of Transportation
Charlotte Douglas Airport
Charlotte Engineering and Property Managment
Charlotte Housing & Neighborhood Services
Charlotte Planning, Design & Development Department
Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
CMPD-Animal Care and Control
CMPD-Steele Creek Division
Lake Wylie Covekeepers/Catawba Riverkeeper
McDowell Nature Center
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation - Greenway Planning
Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor's Office
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Palisades Episcopal School
Steele Creek Historical and Genealogical Society
Steele Creek Library
Steele Creek Masonic Lodge #737
Steele Creek Volunteer Fire Department
Steele Creek YMCA

View the Meet and Mingle Presentation Loop HERE.

The Residents Association would like to thank Kennedy Principal Kevin Sudimak for offering the use of the school's gym for our meeting, for providing the tables, podium, sound system, projector, and screen, and for getting everything set up. We hope the community found the meeting informative and useful.

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