We are excited to announce Clarkson and Sweden’s newest collaborative effort! Sweden’s Assessor Tammy Baker and Assistant to the Assessor Darla Emmerson will become Clarkson’s new assessment team on Monday, August 15. Tammy has 26 years of experience in municipal assessment; Darla has been in Sweden’s assessment office since 2008.
Because the two towns work together in so many ways and because they share one common assessing unit already – the Brockport School District, Tammy and Darla are already familiar with many Clarkson properties and residents. In order to combine the assessment functions in the most efficient way, the Sweden Town Hall will serve as the home base. Work time will not be lost traveling back and forth between two different offices; the need for two sets of phone lines, computers and office equipment will be eliminated creating a savings for taxpayers.
Clarkson residents will meet with Tammy and Darla at the Sweden Town Hall, 18 State Street. However, if Clarkson residents don’t want to make the trip to the Sweden Town Hall, they will still be able to drop their paperwork off at the Clarkson Town Hall and it will be forwarded to Tammy and Darla. Grievance Day will still take place individually in each town annually in May.
Sharing assessors is a growing trend locally as it has become more difficult for municipalities to attract and retain staff. The anticipated savings to each Town is $30,000. That is a significant savings for both sets of taxpayers and additionally Clarkson residents gain an assessment team that is both experienced and well-respected. Tammy and Darla can be reached by Clarkson and Sweden residents at 637-8683