‘Surprised’ Roe to finish out 2013 assessing period

Democrat Dan Roe was the only incumbent seeking re-election to lose a county level position in the general election when Jody Paschal won about 56 percent of the vote, but what makes Roe’s situation even more unique is that he will continue as Callaway’s assessor for another 10 months.

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Dan Roe

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Jody Paschal

Unlike most elected positions that start a new term in January, Missouri mandates the county assessor’s term begins in September to coincide with tax and assessing periods.

“The tax day is Jan. 1, so I will be assessing the real estate and personal property for 2013,” said Roe. “If there’s any changes in value or increases in value, we send out notices in June, and then people have an opportunity to appeal that during July. That’s why the assessor doesn’t change until after that.”

The assessor’s office does not re-assess property values on even-numbered years, so Paschal’s first assessments on anything except new construction will begin in 2015.

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