Lorain County Farm Bureau

Lorain County Farm Bureau has been working with the Lorain County auditor’s office for several years on CAUV issues. On Jan. 31, 2023 the county Farm Bureau hosted a joint meeting to continue these discussions. Input from members makes a difference!

The Chronicle-Telegram covered the meeting:

Auditor’s office will change how it handles farm tax valuation
Owen MacMillan
The Chronicle-Telegram
Feb 01, 2023 6:00 AM

WELLINGTON — Lorain County Auditor Craig Snodgrass and a group of representatives from his office announced some major changes and held an open dialogue with many of Lorain County’s farmers during a joint meeting with the Lorain County Farm Bureau.

More than 50 farmers and representatives from the Farm Bureau arrived at a meeting Tuesday night prepared to argue that the auditor had been improperly applying Ohio’s Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program.

But the auditor’s office beat them to the punch, when Marty Rowe, chief deputy of real estate, said during a presentation that the county would change how it draws CAUV maps.

“When I started digging into land uses I said, let’s look at land use and everything else,” Rowe said. “Because we saw a lot of things with the way we administered CAUV that probably could use a little work.”

See the link here for the complete article from the Chronicle Telegram


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