By Mike Thayer
Johnson County government is currently out and about in Coralville, doing revaluation appraisals on residential homes. They're looking to jack up your property taxes is what they're doing. They're digging for gold.
You may want to seriously consider not letting them into your home and you can legally do so.
Take a look at their little checklist (which you funded), they're looking for how many bells and whistles you have. They're sending out *inspecters* (which you fund) to see if you have two sinks in your bathroom, or perhaps a separate tub and shower, they're looking for jacuzzis and/or whirlpools..... If you've got such things, they're going to manufacture more paperwork (which you pay for) to raise your property taxes. If you have a built-in microwave, they think that somehow justifies raising your property taxes. If you have a central vacuum system..... That's right, more money for county government! And here's the one that should really make your blood boil..... If you have a wet bar, the government gets a bigger cut of your paycheck.
How on earth is a two sink bathroom or a wet bar any of the government's business? It's not!
Did the government install that wet bar? No, you did.