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Montville property owners say tax assessment mistakes are costing them

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MONTVILLE, CT (WFSB) -

Taxpayers in Montville are upset over their recent property assessments and told Eyewitness News that they are trying to work with town officials.

In a last-ditch effort, they made their final pleas before the board of appeals last week. 

One by one, residents told town officials that their problem isn't with the mill rate, but rather with the appraised values of their property.

They said some houses are over assessed by more than $100,000 and other property cards show mistakes with what's actually located there.

Montville resident Ken Thomas told Eyewitness News getting an error fixed on his assessment has been a nightmare.

"This has been an ongoing issue with the town and last year we were here with the exact same situation," Thomas said. "And they did nothing."

Montville's website shows it hired Vision Appraisal Technology out of Massachusetts to assist with the assessments.

Eyewitness News contacted the company and left several messages, but none were returned by the time the story aired.

Montville Tax Assessor Lucy Beit told Eyewitness News that she could not comment because of pending litigation. 

Montville Mayor Ronald K. McDaniel said he can't get involved because it would be a conflict of interest.

"As far as I look at it, it's discrimination if they don't make any corrections on this and save that taxpayers of the town of Montville thousands of dollars," Thomas said.

Thomas told Eyewitness News that he is now waiting on a letter from the board of appeals on their decision.

He already has a lawsuit filed against the town, but is hoping it'll get fixed without legal action.

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