Owners of some of Chatham County’s most expensive property appeared Wednesday at the county Board of Assessors office to protest their tax bills but in fewer numbers than the 50 to 100 people who had been predicted.
In preparation of a crowd, about four county sheriff deputies stood watch outside the Pete Liakakis Government Building on the corner of West Oglethorpe Avenue and Jefferson Street. But at the event’s appointed time of noon, only a few people trickled into the office with their appeals in hand.
According to the assessors office, between 15 and 20 people appealed their property values with Mallie Seckinger, organizer of the mass appeals.
Seckinger said he expected more people to appeal throughout the day.