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<br />Jefferson County Board ot Equalization , :.1, ,s!'~~:;;: 'C' <br />TELEPHONE: 385.9100 Stili";~ I~ ~I <br />COURTHOUSE ..c',(:'lic 1. i ,h. ~ <br />I '1 ~~" (;,.~ <br />P.O. BOX 1220 c' {. '- ,:.: -' <br />PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON 98368 :'/~f'"<' ,~'!. "", ~. . <br />JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EQufJil~@!~~'t;s,L' .~. <br />MINUTES <~_s.="'_~.~=_ - <br />MAY 21, 1997 <br /> <br /> <br />William S. Marlow <br />Richard A. Broders <br />James A. DeLeo <br /> <br />Chairman <br />Vice-Chairman <br />Member <br /> <br />Chairman William S. Marlow called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. in the presence of Vice- <br />Chairman Richard A. Broders and Member James A. DeLeo. <br /> <br />1995 RECONVENING <br /> <br />Chairman Marlow stated that the Washington State Department of Revenue has granted the <br />Board of Equalization the authority to reconvene for the purpose of taking testimony on an appeal <br />of the Board of Equalizations' determination to equalize property during their 1995 season. <br /> <br />Daniel & Ann Klemp <br />67 Irving Road <br />Eugene, OR 97404 <br /> <br />PN: 998 700 036 <br /> <br />The appellants were not present. Robert Kingsley was present on behalf of the Assessor's office <br />and was sworn in by Chairman Marlow. The property under appeal is located on Marrowstone <br />Island. Mr. Kingsley explained that during a 1995 appeal hearing held for David Garing, owner of <br />property neighboring the Klemp's property, it was discovered that the Assessor's office had made <br />an error which resulted in the Klemp's property being undervalued. In order to establish equity <br />among all the property owners in the area, the Board of Equalization upheld the Assessor value of <br />Mr. Garing's property and equalized the Klemp's property by increasing the value, Mr. Garing <br />appealed his case to the State Board of Tax Appeals which reversed the local Board's decision <br />and reduced the value of his property. Since the State Board of Tax Appeals is not charged with <br />insuring equity, there is once again, an inequity among property in this area. Once the approval <br />for the hearing was granted, Mr. Kingsley spoke with Ms. Klemp regarding wet areas on the <br />property, Mr. Kingsley presented an alternate method for valuing the property which reflects an <br />adjustment of -25% for the wet areas. The alternate method is a way of addressing the problem <br />and after conducting an inspection of the property the Board may want to modifY the -25% <br />adjustment to better reflect the market value of the property. <br /> <br />The Board concurred to conduct an inspection of the property and make a determination at a later <br />date. Hearing no further testimony, Chairman Marlow closed the hearing. <br /> <br />.. <br />'-J 100% Recycled Paper <br />