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Assessment on MH Unbalanced, says Resident

May 4th, 2012 Comments off

In a letter to MPNnow, a resident of Gypsum Mills Estates in Victor, New York just south of Rochester states the 520 senior homeowners in the MHC are being unduly taxed by the town assessor. Stephen G. Poyzer says property assessments have increased an average of 24 percent. Noting that manufactured housing depreciates at a rate similar to an automobile, he says individual assessments rose $5,000 to almost $40,000 the past two years. MHProNews has learned a letter from the assessor says the 2011 tax rate was 100%, and this year’s will be 100% after the increase. Writes Poyzer: “It does not take a mathematics genius to see that an average 24 percent increase added to a 100 percent assessment does not equal 100 percent but 124 percent on properties that lose value every year.” Noting manufactured housing owners pay sales tax at time of purchase and personal property tax, he says the government is trying to extract real property tax from MH owners’ personal property, and that amounts to double taxation.

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Canadian Component Manufacturer Goes West

April 11th, 2012 Comments off has learned from Calgary, Alberta, Canada Okaply Industries has opened a new factory in Calgary. Based in Oka, Quebec, just north of Montreal, Okaply manufactures pre-finished gypsum, MDF, plywood, particleboard, shelving and moulding for the manufactured and modular housing industries. The company services clients in Canada, parts of the U.S., Chile, Argentina, and Peru. In business for 46 years, HoustonChronicle says the company also purchased robotic feeds for their lamination production lines in Okla and in Calgary. Company president Craig Starke says, “We are one of the companies in the supply chain that is benefiting from the rise in commodity prices for raw materials such as oil, and precious metals. Setting up shop in Calgary is part of our plan to be closer to our customers and grow our business.”

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