Fulton assessor Rick Kenny resigns

Rick Kenny, a north Fulton appointee to the Fulton County Board of Assessors, has resigned, citing his move to Hall County. He was nominated six years ago by former Commissioner Lynne Riley, and the commission will name a replacement to finish his term ending June 30, 2013.

The assessors board oversees the setting of fair market values on properties throughout the county, which determines how much taxpayers get billed. During Kenny’s tenure, the commission asked him to resign after learning that the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board deemed him “negligent” in overvaluing a duplex in a private appraisal in 2005. But the commission can’t compel a resignation over a private business matter, and Kenny refused.