John Lindsey appears to be severely late on his property taxes, thus cheating Linn County out of money.

John Lindsey was quoted in the Albany Democrat Herald newspaper, “I usually hold myself to a higher standard.”

What is that higher standard that you hold yourself to, Mr. Lindsay. A little bird forwarded me property tax reports for the last year showing that John Lindsey has somehow forgotten to pay his property taxes. Now just call me a dumb girl or something, but usually everyone has to pay their property taxes on time or else we get the wrath of the county demanding our money. Maybe John Lindsey gets a pass from his buddies down at the county office, or maybe they are they afraid of him too?

Copy of John Lindsey’s property tax bill from 2017 showing an unpaid balance
Copy of John Lindsey’s property tax bill from 2017 showing an unpaid balance

Digging a little deeper and looking a little closer at his records, it looks like he is still claiming to have a farm exemption. Now in the past years John has had a few cows on his property to keep this farm exemption valid on his taxes. This little bird told me, that John hasn’t had cows on his property for quite a few years, thus not qualifying for his farm exemption, or so it seems to me.

John lindsey hasn’t had cows on his property for quite a few years, thus not qualifying for his farm exemption…

Now call me dumb and stupid, but for the normal guy or girl living in Linn County, this would cause a reevaluation of your property tax bill and trigger a higher property tax rate. Maybe the county tax assessor should take a closer look at John Lindsey’s property, and see if I am wrong, or see if I am right. Can he prove over the last 10 years that he has had cows, or something else qualifying him to have the farm exemption? If not, then he should get a reevaluation and a nice fat back tax bill – just like you or I would get if we did the same thing.

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