A Chatham County man upset over the assessment of his Montgomery neighborhood property plans to organize as many as 50 or more equally concerned waterfront property owners today at the county Board of Assessors office.
Mallie Seckinger, as first reported by the Savannah Morning News, filed an appeal of his property assessment all the way to Chatham Superior Court. He claims his land on the Vernon River is worthless and that similar properties should have their values reduced to zero.
Seckinger’s argument — based on rulings that establish the state and not him, despite his being taxed, as the owner of salt marsh — has convinced neighbors and other waterfront property owners to appeal their property values to zero.
They plan to file their appeals in mass at noon at the Board of Assessors office in the Pete Liakakis Government Building at 222 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Seckinger said his last count showed between 50 and 100 people planned to participate.