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Lots of changes taking place at Tax Assessment office





Chief Assessor Joe Lewis (left) has welc omed Jake Ostrom of Roulette as a summer intern. He will be a senior at Lock Haven University in the fall.

Chief Assessor Joe Lewis (left) has welc omed Jake Ostrom of Roulette as a summer intern. He will be a senior at Lock Haven University in the fall.

There are many changes with the Potter County Tax Assessment Office, including a new location.

Chief Assessor Joe Lewis reporats that the department is up and running on the first floor of the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building after occupying an office in the courthouse basement for many years. Mailing address is: Assessment Office, Gunzburger Building, 1 N. Main St., Suite 111, Coudersport PA 16915. Phone number is (814) 274-0488.

Another major change is a migration of the Tax Claim Bureau to the Office of County Commissioners. Todd Brown, chief clerk to the commissioners and director of administration, has been named Tax Claim Bureau director.

Lewis said the separation has helped to ease space concerns and will allow his staff to focus more on the accuracy and thoroughness of county tax records, which are relied upon by the county, school districts and municipalities.

His office staff includes Field Assessor Joy Currier and Secretary/Clerk Gayle Potocek. County Mapper Tom Leete also serves the office.

A temporary addition is summer intern Jake Ostrom, a 2007 Port Allegany High School graduate who will be entering his junior year at Lock Haven University. He has been updating assessment records and maps and will assist with computer technology upgrades.

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