KENNEBUNKPORT, Me. — President George Bush doesn't know it yet, but the town's tax assessor wants to pay him a visit.
Donald H. Hemphill, Kennebunkport's municipal assessor, said Friday he wants to get inside Bush's seaside home for a tour. The result will undoubtedly be a higher tax bill for the President.
Hemphill said he is in the middle of revaluing all of the property in Kennebunkport, and the Bush estate is high on his list.
"We're doing all the houses townwide," Hemphill said. "We just haven't gotten to his as yet."
Hemphill said he plans to mail a notice to Bush, asking for permission to go through the 26-room house on Walkers Point. He said he did not know whether that would be enough to get him into the house.