The vote came two weeks after commissioners eliminated the exemption as part of a compromise that was hatched when passing a tax freeze for seniors.
The exemption knocks $69,000 off the taxable value of a home before the tax rate is applied. It is one of the highest senior exemptions in the state.
Now, homeowners who turn 65 next year will qualify for the senior exemption and the tax freeze. That means the county taxes they pay next year will be frozen at that amount for as long as they own the house.
... After the Aug. 14 vote killing the over-65 exemption, commissioners were inundated with e-mails and phone calls from angry seniors. ...