Moffat County assessor candidates Carol Scott, right, and Robert Razzano share the floor Tuesday night during the Craig Daily Press/KRAI candidate forum at Centennial Mall. About 150 local residents attended the event to listen to18 candidates running for local, state and federal offices.

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Moffat County assessor candidates Carol Scott, right, and Robert Razzano share the floor Tuesday night during the Craig Daily Press/KRAI candidate forum at Centennial Mall. About 150 local residents attended the event to listen to18 candidates running for local, state and federal offices.

Assessor candidates talk upcoming appraisal

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Carol Scott and Robert Razzano, candidates for Moffat County assessor, spoke to a crowd of about 150 local voters Tuesday night at Centennial Mall, pitching their campaign platforms a week before the Aug. 10 Republican primary election.

Their words came during the Craig Daily Press/KRAI candidate forum. They addressed the public they hope to serve in the future.

Scott is Moffat County’s deputy assessor, and has been with the office for 13 years.

“I hope that when people come into our office, we’re able to provide a high level of customer service and that our staff is very willing to share information and have dialogue with them,” she said.

Razzano is currently the Moffat County treasurer and a long-time county government employee.

He encouraged residents to open more dialogue directly with the assessor’s office, and said that homeowners often know their homes better than assessors.

“You know your property better than I do, and you know what cracks there are in your foundation,” he said. “Come in and talk to me about it, and we’ll treat people fairly.”

Both Razzano and Scott said the April 2011 appraisal in Moffat County would be their top short-term priority, if elected.

The candidates were also asked about how they would assess penalties, when necessary.

“I think the first goal would be to be consistent with the penalties,” Scott said. “You never want a property owner to be penalized, and then have them point and say taxpayer Y or Z hasn’t.

“You need to be fair.”

Razzano said penalties assessed should be less than they are now.

“Right now, the penalties have a tendency to start at the maximum,” he said. “We should start lower and work our way up.”

Comments

jscoyote 4 years, 4 months ago

Sounds like Razzano is trying to buy votes by telling the public that penalties should be less than they are now. What he says makes sense - not - let the public assess their own homes, how is that going to work. Sounds like he is out of touch with how the Assessor's office works. Thats because he has not worked there in oveer 8 years. Things have chanaged Robert.

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justthefacts 4 years, 4 months ago

Fact: A curious phenomena has occured at the Assessors office this year,( especially this past month.) Abatments on assessements are occuring at a record rate!!!

Fact: The most unfriendly, and rude county department has suddenly gotten nice!!!

Question: Trying to buy votes???

Fact: This week is the last time that you can win the assessment lotto. Hurry quick, everyone is a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just the Facts to hang your hat on.

Ding, ding, ding, ding, YOU WIN!!!!!! YEA.

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jscoyote 4 years, 4 months ago

Hang onto your tax money justthe(false)facts. There is a big differance between going to the treasurers office and paying you bill and if you don't like it - Robert sends you to the Assessor's Office to complain. Apparently you do not work in an environment where arguments occur. You call them unfriendly and rude and now you are complaining that they are being nice. Pick one side of the fence. We do not need career Politicians in Moffat County. Elaine and Robert have served their time, done a good job, now they need to move on.

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colormehappy 4 years, 4 months ago

jscoyote must work in the assessors office. Isn't it interesting that the current term limited assessor now has encouraged her husband, to run for office so that she can keep continued benefits as well as continue to work in the assessors office. two family relatives employed by the county? if brinks is a certified acct with a business admin degree, why is he running for office? Have we researched why he retired from the school? Now he wants to continue employment with a moffat county entity and collect two government paychecks courtesy of the tax payers. Customer service is a recent avenue in the corner office, disappearing after August 10th.

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jscoyote 4 years, 4 months ago

Hey "Colormeuneducated" So its not ok for Brinks to run for treasurer, but its ok for the County Clerk to run and keep getting county benefits when she has no idea how the office works - maybe she is going to find a spot for Razzano if he loses. And its ok for Razzano to go from treasuer to assessor so he can keep getting county benefits. Maybe Brinks wants to serve the public and could care less about the benefits. The point is as you said - the assessor is term limited and she is leaving not continuing to work in the Assessor's Office. The other two are term limited but want to move to another county benefited office where they have very little experience. Career Politicians - looks that way to me. My husband works in public seervice and its not an easy job.

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als362 4 years, 4 months ago

I think until all of you complainers are going to run for public office, you should keep quiet.

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colormehappy 4 years, 4 months ago

als362 you are absolutely right. These blogs are horrendous.

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