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Letter to the Editor: no business knowing



As a commercial land owner in Carbon County, I recently received a questionnaire from the County Assessor. The assessor's office is reappraising commercial properties and they are asking for our cooperation.

I believe most property owners would be happy to cooperate with the assessor's office. However, I do not believe that the information requested in the questionnaire has anything to do with the value of the property. My personal finances on my property are none of the county's business. The county has no right to ask me what my income is or how much I pay for electricity, insurance or anything else. In the spirit of cooperation, I will say that I see no factors in Carbon County that would justify our property values rising.

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