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Ruth and Martin Hertzberg: Keep Breakstone for assessor

Ruth and Martin Hertzberg
Copper Mountain

The position of Summit County Assessor is a most important one in Summit County’s roster of officials.

The system of county governance is working quite well. And “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Our current county assessor, Beverly Breakstone has done a fine job in the four years she has been our assessor.

There is a huge learning curve in this position.

Beverly has truly learned the ropes. All residential and commercial properties including vacant land, mining claims, ski areas and agricultural areas have just been reasonably re-valued, as required by law. That required considerable knowledge and lots of hard work. The county assessor’s office is audited each year by the State Board of Equalization. It has passed without any exceptions every year for the past four years.

Also the county assessor’s office has won its last five State Board of Assessment appeals since the assessment office provided flawless appraisal reports that were well documented, leaving no questions unanswered. Even though we were property owners who appealed our assessment but lost our appeal, we can confidently state that we were treated fairly and equitably in the process.

Such excellence should be rewarded by an additional term of four years. Keep Beverly Breakstone as county assessor.