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Rising waters and assessments? Property owners frustrated along Lake Ontario

Michael Godden says if he knew his lakefront house on Edgemere Drive would be ravaged by high waters twice in three years, he would’ve never purchased a home on the lake.

“Don’t think I would’ve bought – and I don’t expect anybody today to do the same,” said Godden, who says his property’s assessment has risen $88,000 in the last two years, despite the flooding.

He called the hike “unfair.” Robert Burkowski, who owns property along the lake and on Salmon Creek, says his property assessments also went up.

His property is flooding again, worse than it did in 2017. Despite that, he says his assessment rose 18 percent.

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