Love letter; remembering Pat Patrick

 

Dr. Elizabeth Cato picked home grown tomatoes for friends who gathered to honor her late husband Pat Patrick on the second anniversary of his death. - photo by Bill McCarty

Dr. Elizabeth Cato picked home grown tomatoes for friends who gathered to honor her late husband Pat Patrick on the second anniversary of his death. – photo by Bill McCarty

Love Letter: Property Assessor Vivian Wilhoite knows how to put a spin on her presentations. “Did you get something from us in the mail?  It wasn’t that we were mad at you. No,” she said recently. “It was a love letter showing how much we love you.  The higher the amount that’s how much more we love you.”

Wilhoite quickly corrects the notion she levies taxes on Davidson County properties. Her office merely places a value on each property to show what is worth.

The State Board of Equali-zation requires a reassessment every four years and 2017 is    the year.  The 247,777 properties     in Nashville increased overall 53 percent.  “We are the ‘it’ city,” Wilhoite said.  “We are hot, hot hot.”  However, the increase differed in different parts of the county. To discover the in- crease for your area phone 615- 862-6057 or click padctn.org.

Also, the state requires Metro to collect the same amount in property tax revenue after the 2017 reappraisal. This requires an automatic readjustment of the property tax rate. Currently, the tax rate is $4.516 per $100 of assessed value. This rate could actually drop since values have soared so high over the past four years. Mayor Barry predicts the adjusted tax rate may even drop to between $3.25 and $3.50.

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Pat Patrick: Nashville’s premiere musician Richard “Pat” Patrick passed away on June 16, 2015. Friends of Patrick gathered at his home on the second anniversary of his death to raise a glass and honor him.  MusicRow magazine wrote after his passing, “Pat Patrick left his mark on the music business as a studio owner, record producer, jingle writer, song publisher, recording artist and, most famously, as the leader of Nashville’s top band. The music he made in The Pat Patrick Band formed the soundtrack for thousands of society functions, weddings, collegiate events and private parties. His various groups bearing his name could entertain doing pop oldies, r&b “beach music,” rock ’n’ roll or big-band swing. Many of the finest session musicians of Music Row performed in his ensembles over the years.

Contact Dru Smith at drucillasmith@outlook.com or 615- 856-8278.