Owners of Commercial Property in the Olentangy School District:
The district employs a law firm to search the tax duplicate for commercial properties that the law firm believes have been appraised, by the auditor, at below market value. The law firm then challenges the appraisal before the county board of revisions. Why? Because the district wants every possible penny it can get from your wallet. Yet ...
Now we have Teri Meider, board vice president, living in a house that is grossly undervalued. Keep in mind that late last year, Meider -- just like every property owner in the county -- received notification from the auditor of her property's 2008 appraised value. She must have looked at it and snickered, "Let the other folks in the district pay the my new tax. I'm going to eat cake."
The hypocrisy is this: Meider votes to employ a law firm to go after your property -- and your money -- while turning her back on her own property.
When the last levy was being debated, Meider was the cheerleader. To her, the district deserves every penny possible. Not her pennies or dollars, mind you. But the hard-earned dollars from the rest of us.
One of you must challenge her valuation before the board of revision. Seriously, you will already be there fighting the district with its efforts to steal your money. So you might as well make Meider feel some of the pain of her new and unneeded tax.