Armstrong tax records moving online
Officials will start putting property tax records online by the end of the year to make them available without having to make a trip to the Armstrong County Courthouse.
The goal is to help the public, as well as county, school and municipal officials, access property tax records as quickly and as efficiently as possible, tax revenue Director Jeanne Englert said.
“We want to get away from paper and move toward a digital, web-based system over the next several years,” Englert said.
Modernizing the department is Englert's first major undertaking as the tax revenue director, a title she took on when former Chief Assessor Mike Renosky retired on Aug. 1.
Renosky worked in the bureau for 27 years and had served as its chief assessor since 2001.
In her new role, Englert oversees assessments, tax claims and property mapping. In her previous role, Englert only handled tax claims.
In September, Englert will begin taking classes through the Assessors' Association of Pennsylvania to become a state certified property tax assessor. She expects to become certified by the end of the year.
While she takes classes, the Armstrong County Commissioners agreed to hire Renosky as a consultant for $50 per hour for the next 90 days on an as-needed basis.
“Since I plan to be training for the entire month of September, it will be nice to have him available to help,” Englert said. “Also, as we adjust, if we have question on assessment particulars that he might have dealt with in the past, it will be good to have him assist.”
County Field Assessor Vince Milie will serve as the interim chief assessor until Englert is certified. The chief assessor position oversees the county's Clean and Green program, reviews property values and addresses assessment appeals.
Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1337, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- West Kittanning fire leaves man homeless
- Open locks have Armstrong river businesses banking on better weather
- Class of ‘74 returning for last dance at Kittanning High School
- New Armstrong Junior-Senior High facility to be shown off in August
- Apollo Independence Day celebration salutes those who sacrificed
- Sheriff starts fundraising to buy drug-sniffing K-9 officer for Armstrong
- Concert aims to heal wounds of Armstrong veterans
- Ford City targeting development of former industrial land
- SummerFest kicks off in Ford City
- Progressive Workshop welcomes new CEO at Kittanning meet-and-greet