Affordable housing issues on Haywood County’s horizon

Anecdotal accounts of a tight housing market have long swirled about Haywood County, but a quick look at hard data shows why a task force has been studying the issue of affordable housing since March.

No decision yet on Jackson hospital appeal

The jury is still out on a property tax challenge being waged by Harris Regional Hospital, which claims its property is only worth a quarter of what the county says it is.

High stakes in hospital tax dispute

Haywood Regional Medical Center and county officials  are locked in a dispute over how much the hospital should pay in property taxes.

Harris Regional asks county to slash the hospital’s tax value

jacksonWhen Jackson County sent out bucketloads of mail this spring announcing new values for every property in its borders, Harris Regional Hospital got a piece of paper declaring that its campus was worth a little over $42.3 million — the tally rises to $48.9 million with all the auxiliary holdings included.

Stakes high in tax dispute with Haywood hospital

haywoodA dispute over how much Haywood Regional Medical Center owes in county property taxes is headed for a showdown this month.

Will the row over hospitals’ property taxes go the distance?

medicalHaywood and Jackson counties could have a long road ahead in their property tax disputes with Duke LifePoint, which owns Haywood Regional Medical Center and Harris Regional Hospital.

Sylva board faces inevitable property tax increase

sylvaAs Sylva’s leaders work toward a new budget for the new fiscal year, there’s one big question on everybody’s mind — how much will taxes increase?

Tax value notices to be issued in Jackson

fr taxrevalSome Jackson County property owners might find themselves doing a doubletake when notice of their updated property value comes in the mail next week.

New property tax values coming to Jackson

fr jaxtaxesThe yardstick Jackson County will use to calculate property values next year is up for discussion at a public hearing 5:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Jackson County Administration Building.

Lower values lead to higher taxes in Macon

taxesMacon County property taxes will be going up next year as the value of property values has decreased by almost $2 billion.

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