Governor John deJongh said the second property tax bills of the year will be mailed by the fall. The 2006 bills reflect results of a territory-wide property reassessment that’s been underway for more than a year.
In remarks to the V.I. Territorial Association of Realtors at Caneel Bay, deJongh said the 2007 bills will be mailed next May or June, according to a report of the meeting by the St. John Source.
DeJongh is also on record saying he plans to launch a bonding program for local builders, the Source reported. This, presumably, would insure that if a contractor begins a job and fails to finish it, there would be money available to pay somebody else to pick up the contract.