Newly Elected County Officials
January 8, 2019 @9AM
Ceremony held at the fairgrounds in Kiowa, CO. County Manager Sam Albrecht welcomed the crowd and explained the protocol for the swearing-in ceremony.
-Announcement of Elected Officials: all newly elected county officials introduced. Judge Boyette administered the oaths of office for Rick Pettit, County Commissioner District 2; Dallas Schroeder, Clerk and Recorder; Sheryl Hewlitt, Treasurer; Susan Murphy, Assessor; Tim Norton, Sheriff; Keith Westfall, Surveyor; and Sandra Graeff, Coroner.
-Undersheriff Dave Fisher also sworn in by Judge Boyette.
-Eric Guthrie sworn in as Deputy Assessor by Susan Murphy.
-Mike Graeff sworn in as Deputy Coroner by Sandy Graeff.
Officials photos, pinning of badges and refreshments followed.
Where Reality and real facts are willfully ignored
Elections are over and I wish that I had learned more about our new assessor before I voted for her. I learned just a few days ago that the property that I purchased in the latter half of 2017 was up for tax sale on Nov. 27, 2018. When I closed the tax $ were put in escrow for payment in 2018..BUT...the deputy assessor (now to be our assessor) NEVER notified the treasurer that the property sold, NEVER sent me the new owner a letter stating taxes were not paid, NEVER sent notification to my lender. WHAT A MESS!!! Where is the accountability of the assessor....NO WHERE. Yes I knew that 2017 taxes needed to be paid in 2018....and they would have if my lender had been sent the tax bill.
So WE THE TAXPAYER'S are stuck with folks that say they serve the taxpayer's but all they do is collect a paycheck. I've spoken with other's in charge and they have no authority over other elected officials and the state won't do anything either. A huge THANK YOU to the Treasurer's office who rectified this situation....now I just have to recover the sleep and anxiety I suffered....I tried communicating with the newly elected assessor and her staff....espec. the data analyst and I was treated like a criminal...one person actually told me "you are stupid'....so my name is being withheld so I don't have my property value skyrocket in 2019 as a payback for this letter.
A TAXPAYER IN ELBERT COUNTY