P.G Waxman-One Of The Most Powerful In Ocean County

Meet P.G. Waxman, now one of the most powerful people in Ocean County. Last month, 50-year-old Waxman, owner of Waxman Realty in Lakewood, became the only remaining commissioner on the county Board of Taxation, a quasi-judicial panel responsible for hearing tax appeals from property owners who dispute the revaluations or assessments made in their towns. Appointments to the seven-member board are made by the governor and require confirmation of the state Senate Judiciary Committee. But for various political reasons that are not discussed publicly — privately, Republicans blame Democrats, and Democrats blame Republicans — no one has assumed a seat on the board in more than two years. Thus the panel has been getting smaller and smaller until the board was whittled down to two members last year. But when Commissioner Tony Graziano resigned a month ago, he left his colleague to preside over what is expected to be 11,000 tax appeals this year. Now Waxman sits alone — a quorum of one. On Wednesday, Waxman took his seat on the dais at town hall in Toms River to convene his first meeting by himself, complete with a name plate that identified him as president of the phantom board. “Before I begin, I just want to note that the Ocean County Board of Taxation only has — I am the lone member, the sole member of the board,” Waxman told a mix of municipal tax assessors and aggrieved homeowners in the audience, a few clutching the notices they had received in the mail that in some cases more than tripled the assessment on their homes. “It is a very unusual situation, and we are awaiting direction from the state in terms of what exactly we can do, should do . . . until we get more board members.” App.

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  1. This tax appeal issue is a very ’emotional ‘ one many aino yehudis have to go through it and what do they see……. a yarmulka man .. You want to tell me they are not thinking about all those wonderful jews controlling the usa? I hope he asked daas torah before he took this postion.

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