PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Jackson County supervisors voted 3-0 to uphold Tax Assessor Benny Goff's valuation of a plot of land the Pascagoula School District called into question at the Chevron refinery.
The Mississippi Press reports (http://bit.ly/Rewx1Q ) the action does not involve the base oil expansion at Chevron, but rather centers on a small plot of county-owned land that holds pollution control sewage equipment.
The county leases the land to Chevron.
Board President John McKay said Monday the school district disputed the assessor's valuation of the land and said they should be getting more tax money from it.
In the 1980s, Nick Elmore, assistant director of real property, said Chevron and the county made a deal where the company would make an annual payment in lieu of taxes.
Information from: The Mississippi Press, http://www.gulflive.com
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