News Briefs: New Canaan revaluation begins, St. Mark’s concert series
NEW CANAAN — Assessor Anthony Homicki has announced that Tyler Technologies Inc. Appraisal Division has been retained to assist the Town Assessor’s Office in completing the state-mandated revaluation of town property for the Oct. 1 tax roll.
The data collection phase is underway. Tyler personnel will assist the Assessor’s Office in reconciling a variety of information that is constantly maintained by the office. This includes, but is not limited to, data collection and verification, updating new construction, income and expense data of commercial parcels, sales validation and neighborhood analysis.
Data collection over the coming months will also include the updating of photos for parcels which are being reviewed for exterior change. Field verification for both residential and commercial properties will be ongoing, listing the tenants in commercial properties as well as confirming the details of every structure. During the spring, Tyler personnel will inspect all sales that have occurred over the past year. This includes parcels that have sold and/or properties that have undergone renovation or might be newly built. Along with asking questions about features such as the age of the home and the number of rooms, the data collector will ask to inspect the interior of each house when needed. Residents are not required to allow him inside if it is not convenient; however, by seeing the inside of the property, he can record accurate information on conditions that he may not be able to see from the outside.
Local law enforcement officers and town administrative offices have been given the names and vehicle identification information for Tyler Technologies’ field employees. Each employee carries a photo ID.
For information, call the assessor at 203-656-7310.
St. Mark’s concert series
NEW CANAAN — St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will present the popular Blues in Lent, beginning Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The series will run for five consecutive Wednesdays during Lent. All performances are free.
On Feb. 21, Spencer Murphy will perform with Tom Larsen. On Feb. 28, SaRon Crenshaw will be the musical guest. On March 7, Solomon Hicks will perform. On March 14, Wayne Tucker will join Larsen. Tucker is a 30-year-old trumpet player/composer/arranger based in New York City. On March 21, Eric Finland will be the final musical guest. For information and the full Blues in Lent itinerary, visit stmarksnewcanaan.org.
Call for entries
NEW CANAAN — The Carriage Barn Arts Center is accepting entries for its 28th annual SPECTRUM Contemporary Art Show, which will take place April 20 to May 24. Artists may submit works in all media to the juried exhibit of original, contemporary art by local and regional artists.
Juror is Hilary Lewis, chief curator and creative director of the Glass House. Lewis oversees art exhibitions, publications, public programs and other creative efforts at the institution, as well as the Glass House permanent collection and archives. Artists can submit works at CarriageBarn.org. The deadline is March 9 at midnight.