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Commission Capsule - November 7, 2012
Revaluation Review
The Board received an update on the 2011 Revaluation Review from outside reviewer Pearson's Appraisal Service. Pearson's is spending 16 weeks studying all aspects of the County's revaluation after complaints from some property owners about the fairness and equity of their appraisals. Pearson's will detail its findings at the Board's Budget and Public Policy meeting on November 13 at 3 p.m. in room 267 of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center. Pearson's also will make recommendations to help make future revaluations better. Pearson's also will conduct six public meetings over the next few weeks to outline its findings to the public in each of the six County Commissioner districts:

November 13 – District 5 – Marion Diehl Recreation Center – 2219 Tyvola Road
November 14 – District 1 – Cornelius Town Hall – 21445 Catawba Ave
November 15 – District 4 – Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center – Room 280
November 15 – District 6 – Matthews Town Hall – 232 Matthews Station Street
November 19 – District 2 – First Baptist Church West - 1801 Oaklawn Avenue
November 19 – District 3 - Living Faith Baptist Church -8600 Hood Road

Park and Recreation Recognition
The Board officially recognized the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department for receiving the 2012 National Gold Medal Award, signifying that it is the best park and recreation department in the country. The Award was giving in October by the National Recreation and Parks Association. Mecklenburg was a finalist for the award for the past three years. Besides a lengthy formal application, each park and recreation finalist was required to produce a video that tells the full story about their department. You can view the video that the judges viewed right here.

Neil Cooksey Honor
Commissioner Karen Bentley introduced a motion to name the County's Southeast Health Department Facility after the late Commissioner Neil Cooksey. Cooksey died in October after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. The building in part of the Health and Human Services complex off Billingsley Road. The Board set November 20 as the date for a public hearing to receive public input on the action.

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