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Editorial: No Surprise in Rotterdam

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Rotterdam Assessor Craig Surprise’s imminent departure is hardly shocking: Town Supervisor Frank DelGallo had vowed to “reform” the assessor’s office as part of his campaign for office last November and has a suit against the town over assessment hikes on two of his properties that Surprise was responsible for. And while DelGallo was entitled to make hay over the assessor as an election issue, he should have kept quiet and recused himself after he became ...

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December 2, 2010
6:35 a.m.

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when assessors assess ALL properties fairly they should be insulated from politics, but when properties are not on the tax rolls and the assessor denies that a certain property exists the he is playing politics and has no right to be insulated.