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Schenectady assessor likely to lose residency fight

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Assessor Tina Dimitriadis may have the law on her side when it comes to whether she must live in Schenectady, but she’s fighting a losing battle. Like Dimitriadis, many assessors throughout the state have been ordered to move into their employer’s municipality due to residency laws. Those who didn’t move lost their jobs, said Thomas Frey, executive director of the state Assessors Association. Their bosses usually avoided the potential legal issues by waiting until their ...

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February 13, 2013
3:54 p.m.

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the assessor does not want to move to schenectady cause her taxes on her over assessed property would be too high

February 14, 2013
4:35 p.m.

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In recruiting a new assessor I think it is appropriate to have residency as a requirement.

However Ms Dimitriadis was appointed by the previous mayor without such a residency requirement being applied.
By my reckoning she has done a good job in her two years here ..
.... especially considering the chaos created by her predecessor, that disaster Pat Mastro, who almost single-handedly destroyed the residential real estate market in Schenectady with his disregard of the New York' "Welcome Stranger" law and his unfair assessment policy regarding the reassessment of new and recent property owners.

I say to Mayor McCarthy .... keep her on, because she's good .... and as long as she continues to be good ... But when a reappointment is made, go with a qualified City resident