Muncie Mayor McShurley & The Great Homestead Mistake

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By now we have all heard about the big boondoggle called “The Great Homestead Mistake”. Yes, it is true, the Mayor does owe taxes. Ouch! Unfortunately, for the Mayor, it has been blown out of proportion.

She did file a quit-claim deed on her property, and apparently that is not enough information for the County to remove the homestead credit. After the HUGE property tax fiasco, we all got a refund from the State. Suddenly, 60+ properties were found to have more than one homestead credit.

It all has to be paid back. It should be paid back.

Now, here’s the fun part (you won’t find this in the newspaper). She also owned property in another county. That property was over-assessed, so more taxes were paid. State law says in the case over assessment, they are only allowed to refund you for 3 years.

It doesn’t make any sense when the State owes YOU there is a 3 year limit on your REFUND, yet if you owe the State…THERE IS NO TIME LIMIT.

I am glad the Mayor took the time to explain it all to us. She plans on taking this to the legislation.

Just another reason why the whole property tax system should be revamped.


6 thoughts on “Muncie Mayor McShurley & The Great Homestead Mistake

    Muncie Politiks said:
    February 28, 2009 at 3:19 am

    For some reason, other properties were not listed with their homestead credit. A lame reason was given…it didn’t satisy the person asking, or anyone else….oh, well. Muncie Politics.


    Deborah said:
    February 28, 2009 at 3:34 am

    So, why didn’t the local newspaper give equal time to all those who might be in error ? Was this an oversight or something they simply didn’t want the public at large to see ? Which reporter was responsible for the story and if he didn’t report it truthfully, how can the people of Muncie trust his journalistic integrity ? If he did write an complete story and it was shredded into nothing more than sensationalism, how can the editor rationalize this as fair and accurate reporting ? If this is Muncies’ only news source, then this presents a larger issue for the citizens. Are they to live their lives in ignorance, believing only what is selectively reported ?


    Deborah said:
    February 28, 2009 at 3:37 am

    It sounds alot like selective reporting and editting. As this is Muncies’ only newspaper, this does a disservice to the citizens themselves. As for the journalistic integrity, I can only assume that’s been bartered. To whom and for what reason and how much ?


    Deborah said:
    March 1, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    This seems to be a safe place to speak and begin candid dialogues, without attacks from the local people who would try to strangle the voices of those who would work toward a better local government. Good luck !


    Renee said:
    October 28, 2009 at 1:31 am

    You know I can’t believe people are on here defending her. She is going to ruin this town. I came across this site, while looking on information on how to impeach her. She is now trying to mess with 911 services, she has already endangered the community by closing down fire stations.


      munciepolitics said:
      October 28, 2009 at 4:12 am

      Thanks you for contacting the blog. Once the commissioners disbanded the board and began to play politics with 911 communications, it became a MAJOR problem. I would suggest you read the minutes of the commissioner and county meetings.


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