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Town of Chester likely to share Wbg. assessor’s services

Greg Klingler, Warrensburg Sole Assessor since 2008, studies property valuation details on his office computer monitor. Klingler may soon also be serving as assessor for the town of Chester, as the municipality has agreed to share his services, although negotiations remain with officials of both towns concerning salary and hours.

Greg Klingler, Warrensburg Sole Assessor since 2008, studies property valuation details on his office computer monitor. Klingler may soon also be serving as assessor for the town of Chester, as the municipality has agreed to share his services, although negotiations remain with officials of both towns concerning salary and hours. Photo by Thom Randall.

— Monroe said that until recently, the towns of Chester and Horicon had together paid Maniacek $55,000 per year, splitting the cost. Chester had paid more than half, or between $30,000 and $35,000 he said.

Klingler said Tuesday Aug. 13 that while the town boards of Warrensburg and Chester had both approved the idea of him working for both towns, details of salary, hours and start time had yet to be negotiated.

“The town boards want to go forward, and I think this will move ahead,” he said, noting the towns have similar equalization rates and property values. “It’s a nice arrangement, as the towns are so similar — it’s a natural blend.”

Klingler has served as Warrensburg Sole Assessor since September 2008.

Chester citizens may be getting a bonus out of the arrangement. Klingler is an accomplished photographer, and for years he’s been photographing scenic sites in Warrensburg. He may likewise focus on Chester — if he indeed serves as their assessor.

His scenes of Warrensburg have been published on post cards, which are now available at Rebecca’s Florist, Miller Art & Frame and Rafter J Western World.

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