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Will reassess recently sold properties

Published July 10. 2013 05:02PM

The Tamaqua School District will seek to increase revenues by reassessing properties which have been sold from July 2012 through June 2013.

During a meeting Tuesday, board members authorized solicitor Jeff Bowe to pursue assessment appeals for qualifying properties which changed hands during that time frame.

After the meeting, district business manager Connie Ligenza said that the district would not pursue a reassessment on a property unless the district stood to gain at least $500 in yearly tax revenue.

She said she did not yet have a complete list of the number of properties which would be considered.

In other action, the board plans to renew a $10,900 lease agreement between the district and the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit No. 29 from July 1 through June 30, 2014.

It will be the second year for the agreement, which allows the IU to lease classroom space at Tamaqua Elementary School to provide a preschool program.

The board's finance committee approved donations to the Tamaqua Library ($3,500) and the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission ($2,500).

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