Finn Bullers’ article “Johnson County delays raises” (12/19, Local) speaks a lot for hard economic times for the county.
But I must take issue with the appraiser Paul Welcome when he said property valuations were at historic lows. My annual notice of valuation from his office for 2008 does not reflect “historic lows.” In fact, it reflects an $800 increase.
I am certain that my home is not the only Johnson County property that reflects an increase. Are we making up for all those property lots that are worth nothing?