Skip to main content

Home      About Chris      Meet Chris      Visions      Service to Veterans      Fighting for People      Political Action      Awards / News      Contact / Request a Lawn Sign      Events      Donate      Facebook     

City of Tonawanda Council Meeting with GAR about Assessments

I attended the Council meeting where a representative from GAR (the company who did the City of Tonawanda assessments) was there. Residents, including myself had the chance to talk and ask questions.

In my 3 minutes of talking, I stated my concerns regarding the mistakes made with my home and asked some questions that concerned residents had asked me. I also mentioned and wanted to make residents aware of the current and past council members who voted for this assessment and the tax increases. I feel that transparency is extremely important and residents should know which council members vote and how they vote on matters that effect all of us in the City of Tonawanda.

This is one of the many reasons that I have decided to run for City Council in the 2nd ward.

Lastly, below are Important Dates to remember for appealing your assessment.

3/17 - for questions or more information, you must call 1-866-910-17766 by March 17

3/31 - Supporting documents must be in by March 31. Research sale and assessment data and find comparables in your surrounding area. Print the informal review application. Email or mail the completed application with all supporting documentation.

Email is:
Mail address is: GAR Associates LLC, PO Box 378, Clifton Park, NY 12065

5/1 - decisions will be sent by May 1

5/24 - formal grievance deadline is May 24

7/1 - no changes will be made after July 1

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at my email at

I already filled out and sent in my appeal, so I can try and help you with your questions.
~ Chris Fisher

Popular posts from this blog

Chris' Visions and Ideas for the 2nd Ward and The City of Tonawanda

  VISIONS FOR OUR COMMUNITY Keep taxes from continually increasing every year. Adjust the parking regulations so the overnight parking ban does not take effect on October 1st or last until March 31st when the weather is projected to be warm enough to allow for on-street parking.  Ensuring forgotten sidewalks that need repair are fixed or replaced adequately.  As a member of the city's primary legislative body, the Council; Chris will represent the interests of all the residents citywide by using feedback metrics. Creating a real-time information system allowing for the rapid deployment of essential information to the residents of our great city.  Chris wants to work with the Mayor and all members of the council for the betterment of the City of Tonawanda, putting residents first.  Being available to all residents, in all wards, to promote and foster ideas that benefit us as a community. Listen to ideas that can help benefit each person living in this city, from children to retir

Chris' Time in Public Service

  While serving in the Army during 9/11, I was intrigued with New York City and the NYPD. After serving in the Army, I went to New York and took the test to become one of New York’s Finest. I got to see things most people only dream about. When the opportunity arose to return to Western New York and continue to be a police officer, I was honored to be able to do something I love and return home. Because of the differences in the pension systems, I was able to file for early retirement with the NYPD before accepting a job as a police officer with the State University Police. I am thankful for my time as a SUNY police officer because I was able to complete a bachelor’s degree and start a master’s degree program with SUNY assistance. After completing my studies, I went on to become a criminal investigator and then senior criminal investigator with the Health Department. My work leads me to partner with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. I still work as a police officer pa

Elect Christopher Fisher for 2nd Ward Council in The City of Tonawanda

Chris has officially announced that he is running for 2nd Ward Council in The City of Tonawanda ~ Announcement from Chris I'm excited to announce that I am running for 2nd Ward Council in The City of Tonawanda as an Independent Democrat. As a resident of the City of Tonawanda for over a decade, I take pride in this city. I am an active member of this community and I am responsible for some great new city programs. I will post more about me and my Visions soon. You can also read more about myself on my website in the About Chris Section . I have so many ideas for this beautiful city and can't wait to get out and talk to everyone. I also have a contact page on my website if you ever want to talk to me. I might be running for a council spot in the 2nd Ward, but I care about everyone in this city. Thank you, ~ Christopher Fisher