In our Thursday, Oct. 15 edition, we reported that property tax bills mailed to Idyllwild residents of County Service Area 36 contained a significant error — a billing for $35 for streetlights in CSA 27 which is in Cherry Valley. That error had come to our attention on Friday, Oct. 9. We began contacting county officials on that Friday.
On Tuesday morning, Oct. 13, Jon Christensen, Riverside County assistant tax collector, called to say his office was now aware of the mistake and would mail a corrected tax bill.
The corrected tax bills, containing a $35 line item for street lights and recreation in CSA 36, began arriving in Hill mailboxes on Friday. Oct. 23.
First payments for property tax bills are due on or before Thursday, Dec. 10.