Johnson County commissioner
To the editor:
In response to the letter written by Kenneth R. DeVoe in the Jan. 2 Daily Journal, assailing the county assessor and his staff, I would like to make the following observations.
I know Mark Alexander, the county assessor, and his staff personally and can assure you that he is one of the most qualified county assessors in the state of Indiana. His staff is likewise qualified in their respective duties and work diligently to help the taxpayers of Johnson County.
Taxpayers need to understand that local elected officials work under the mandates and guidelines set by the state. When they have the flexibility to assist the taxpayer they do so, sometimes even making the taxpayer aware of how best to proceed and assisting them in their efforts.