The HCPOA was established in 2002 to improve the accuracy of property tax assessments, and to help property owners better understand their tax assessments and the assessment appeals process. Later, we expanded our community outreach to include broader concerns and issues impacting Hart County.
The HCPOA is a community oriented service organization. Membership consists of property owners, including lakeside residents, rural land owners, urban dwellers, plus agricultural and commercial business owners. Our activities include:
1) active monitoring of the Hart County School System, including issues related to financial management, construction projects, property tax usage, student achievement, and curriculum;
2) active coordination with other community organizations and businesses located within the Savannah River Basin in both Georgia and South Carolina. Participants include Federal, State and local government officials from both states. Issues of interest include stabilizing lake levels, environmental concerns, recreation facilities, and economic development;
3) active monitoring of the recent surge in annexations of County land to the City of Hartwell, and the impact of developing rural properties with high density projects; and
4) continue to monitor the Hart County Tax Assessor’s Office to ensure that property assessments remain linked to actual sales values and changing market conditions.
The HCPOA also convenes monthly meetings that cover a wide range of topics of interest to the community. Admission is free and the general public is invited to attend.
Our Board of Directors and Team
Bill Fogerty, President
Pat Ranels, Vice President
Ann Perry Ayers
Charles (Snip) White
Carole Buckel, Treasurer