In an article on May 21, 2014 written by Joanne Wallenstein at www. scarsdale10583 .com Scarsdale Mayor Bob Steves was asked to comment on the petition for a deferral. Speaking for himself he said, "After a number of conversations and the inadequacies of the prior roll, I see no reason to delay implementation of this roll. There has been nothing that has come to my attention that should delay the reval at this point."


Due to much widespread confusion to many Scarsdale homeowners on all levels of property worth who are having trouble understanding the methodology used by Tyler Technologies, Inc. in determining their reassessments, further clarification would be beneficial. 


To better understand and being it is public record listed on the Village of Scarsdale's website

www. scarsdale .com (Assessor section under "Property Inquiry") let us ask upon Mayor Steves to please explain how Tyler Technologies methodology works for example with his own home and property's reassessment and compares to his next door neighbors property.  Here's how they compare side by side:


Assessed Value Total, Prelim. 2014 AV/ (Adjustment amount from 2013 FMV AV )

Mayor Steves' house and property (2 Fairview Rd.): $1,094,000 / (Decreased $10,046)

Next Door Neighbors house and property (4 Fairview Rd.): $968,000 / (Increased $358,173)

Property Information

Mayor' house: 0.44 acre

Next Door Neighbors house: 0.38 acre

Building Information/Living Area

Mayor' house:  2534 sq. ft.

Next Door Neighbors house: 1600 sq. ft.


Mayor' house: B 105%

Next Door Neighbors house: C 100%

(Note: For "Overall Condition" rating as follows: Excellent, Good, Normal, Fair, Poor)

Overall Condition:

Mayor' house: Good

Next Door Neighbors house: Poor


(See the Scarsdale Village website for more details as to how these two properties compare).


Please Mr. Mayor help us in understanding why comparable houses and properties have such large marginal differences in using Tyler Tecnologies' methodology that determines 2013 market value reassessments?


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