Washington County to appeal reassessment ruling to Supreme Court
By Rick Wills
Published: Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, 4:20 p.m.
Washington County Commissioners will ask the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to settle their dispute with two school districts over countywide real estate reassessments, their attorney J. Lynn DeHaven said.
A state appeals court this month rejected an appeal from the commissioners of Common Pleas President Judge Debbie O'Dell Seneca's 2011 ruling that the commissioners voluntarily entered into a court-approved 2008 agreement to reassess properties. She rejected a request to put that order on hold.
Washington County last reassessed its properties in 1981. McGuffey and Washington school districts asked for the reassessment four years ago.
Rick Wills is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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