James Flynt says he would like to remain Madison County’s chief appraiser in 2009.
County commissioners recently agreed to advertise for a chief appraiser, informing Flynt that he could apply for his current job.
“It’s my intention to apply for the job,” said Flynt. “We’ve got a good staff and I would like to continue to work for Madison County.”
BOC members voiced no displeasure with Flynt’s job performance. However, Flynt is currently serving under a one-year, $65,000 contract in which he receives no county benefits. Instead, the BOC wants a chief appraiser serving as a county employee — one that would receive benefits but make no more than $55,000.
The Madison County Board of Assessors will handle the interviews for the chief appraiser’s position.
Flynt also said this week that he thinks county tax bills could be mailed to property owners in late December, barring any holdups.
He said he plans to present the 2008 county tax digest (or overall property value) to the board of assessors Nov. 17.
Flynt declined to offer an estimate on a county digest figure, saying that he will present those numbers to the board next month. There has been considerable speculation this year that the digest figures will be down.