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Schenectady announces choice of Barber for acting assessor

Move appears to end controversy over Waterfield

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Nicholas C. Barber has been named acting assessor for the city of Schenectady. The appointment was announced Wednesday. And the city’s addition of Barber, the retired Schenectady County director of real property tax services, apparently ends the controversy over Ed Waterfield’s potential appointment as assessor. It may not end the search for a full-time certified assessor. According to a news release issued by the office of Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, “Mr. Barber will spend the ...

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October 17, 2013
7:27 p.m.

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Why did Gary offer Waterfield a $9,000 raise, higher than Troy's assessor earns, when his candidate wasn't certified? was close to retirement age? was Gary ALSO going to pay Waterfield while ON the job to study for and pass the the assessor's exam? just in time to retire? How egregiously conspicuous was this poor judgement decision? HOORAY! for the council to stand up and push back! Btw, forgiveness or amelioration of fines and penalties SHOULD be considered, esp. when the subject property has been grossly overvalued for YEARS & years! which is driving away city residents (aka taxpayers).


1406 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12308 For Sale: $99,900
1406 Union St Total Assessment: 2013 - $139,600

1431 Rugby Rd, Schenectady, NY 12308 For Sale: $69,000
1431 Rugby Rd Total Assessment: 2013 - $121,200

838 Bedford Rd, Schenectady, NY 12308 For Sale: $94,500
838 Bedford Rd Total Assessment: 2013 - $122,500