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<br />JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION <br /> <br />A.C. Dalgleish <br />David G. Douglas <br />Archie Barber, Jr. <br />James A. DeLeo <br /> <br />Chairman <br />Vice-Chainnan <br />Member <br />Al ternate <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />August 06 , 1986 <br /> <br />The Board of Equalization convened at 9:30 AM with the full Board and Board <br />Secretary present. Chairman Dalgleish had been called into meeting in the County office <br />to discuss bugets for the coming year. Vice-Chairman Douglas and Archie Barber <br />were directed to continue the scheduled hearings in his absence. <br /> <br />BOE-86-025RjParcel No. 961-200-501: Ruth A Kirkpatrick was present at the hearing. <br />T~is home purchased in 1978 for $41,000. was out in the open country side with a <br />Vlew of the valley and the Courthouse to the east. There was then a marshy an~a <br />which was under water in the winter months. A developer came into the area and <br />built four tract homes. The Assessor reported that the Eldridge Construction Co <br />built .e Tract homes val ued in the $45 to 50,000 range. Theftis not comparable <br />evidence in this neighborhood to substantiate a depreciation in valuation due to the <br />tract homes. The Board will consider this appeal on this basis of their inspection. <br /> <br />BOE-86-027-LOj Parcel No. 990-400-239: Michael E. Mortenson and wife were present <br />at the hearing. The petition was based on the purchase price (1980) of $23,000; <br />lack of any view due to natural tree growth between this lot and the sound; the <br />proximity of this lot to the Port Ludlow sewage treatment plant. The Assessor <br />submitted three comparables of lots in this Area 2 of Port Ludlow but aknowledged <br />that a Board inspection might bring an adjustment due to the latter two points presented <br />by the petitioner. <br /> <br />BOE-86-028-Rj Parcel No. 957-306-708: Cecil Brown signified in writing an inability <br />to attend the hearing. The petition pointed out that the assessors valuation' <br />valuation sheet indicated a full basement where as there is only a half basement <br />in the house, and, further, that the electrical system in the house is very old. <br />The Assessor stated that the figures presented by the petitioner were taken from <br />the Assessor's assessment records except for the $1800 deduction for deficiencies. <br />The Board should confirm the size of the basement during this inspection. <br /> <br />BOE-86-026-LOj Parcel No. 701-194-004: Paul Wesseler was not present at the hearing. <br />The property was purchased in June 1967, but conditions of purchase are not known <br />to the Board. The property is on the east slope above Quilcene Bay and is valued <br />at $4,844jacre. The Assessor reported three comparables with values between $5,400 <br />and $7,400jacre. These comparables are not in the immediate are of the subject <br />property; rather they are in the Brinnon area with south and east views. The <br />Assessor indicated that the value of this property should not be lowered below $ <br />$11-12,000 ($3130 to $4,000jacre) <br />