Now the numbers REALLY don’t add up: Sheriff’s appraisers

Another story in the DDN today points out that Plummer’s high school buddy has a full-time job as CJ’s Athletic Director AND does all these appraisals. Forget your comic books- Superman has been sighted in Montgomery county:

Ten of the 11 appraisers working for Plummer last year are registered Republicans, as is Plummer. Appraiser Michael Raiff of Butler Twp., who is also athletic director at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School, was one of Plummer’s top campaign contributors. Raiff or his wife, Mary Raiff, gave Plummer a total of $3,000, according to Plummer’s campaign finance reports for his successful 2008 election.

Raiff was paid $141,763 in 2009 to appraise 1,539 foreclosed properties destined for sheriff’s sale. In 2008 he was paid $131,420 for 1,485 cases.

Raiff, who works full time for the school, did not respond to e-mailed questions. Chief Deputy Mike Nolan said Raiff works hard and gets the appraisal jobs done even while working full time at CJ.

via County appraisers have ties to sheriff.

The paper also chose to interview a licensed appraiser who also questioned how an appraisal that typically takes 6 hours could be done at a rate of 6.5 a day as I had questioned on Saturday.

However, as a change, the Dayton Daily is now allowing comments on the story.

Again- these valuations have a direct impact on everyone’s home values- and there should be some sort of credibility/responsibility in pulling these numbers out of a hat.

It’s sad when I long for a day that I saw an ad with a Realtor as the top home seller in Montgomery County, instead of the Sheriff.

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