Assessor wants planes to help set taxes
GONZALES- The tax assessor in Ascension Parish wants to buy a $400,000 system that uses aerial photos to help set property taxes.
Mert Smiley told the Ascension Parish School Board Tuesday, as much as $15 million in added revenue could be generated each year. The system, he said, would allow his office to get a better picture of properties and their potential value.
"This program is actually making all of the entities of government work better together," he said.
"That hasn't happened in Ascension Parish, but it will be done now."
If purchased, the system could be in use by January.
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