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<br />BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES - AUGUST 17,2000 <br /> <br />Page 2 <br /> <br />Maurits Larson <br />4817 S. 144th Street <br />Seattle, W A 98168-4137 <br /> <br />BOE: 0o-l5-LO <br /> <br />PN: 954600 121 <br /> <br />Mr. and Mrs. Larson were present. Appraiser Peter Schuck represented the Assessor's office. After explaining <br />the hearing process Chairman Marlow swore them in. The property under appeal consists of a waterfront <br />parcel located in the Thorndyke area. Mr. Larson stated that they have owned this property since 1967. He <br />applied for a building permit in 1978 but was denied due to the wet condition of the property. Since that time <br />the property has deteriorated and approximately 30 feet of the property was lost due to a land slide. There is <br />even a sign on the road which states "SLIDE AREA". An adjoining parcel sold at an auction for $8,000. He <br />added that he owns 100 feet of waterfront property which is assessed higher than his neighbor's property which <br />consists of284 feet of waterfront. He doesn't understand how that can be possible. His property is not <br />buildable and is currently assessed at $90,000. He estimates the value to be $14,000. <br /> <br />Mr. Schuck agreed that the property is overvalued. He stated that the Assessor's records do not indicate that <br />they were ever denied a building permit. It would be helpful if the appellants could supply the documentation <br />supporting the building permit denial. Due to the landslide problems in the area, the property may very well <br />be worth $14,000. Especially with the auction of the property next door. <br /> <br />After reviewing all the information submitted 3I1d hearing the testimony of both parties, Chairman Marlow <br />closed the hearing. The Board will conduct a physical inspection of the property and make a determination at <br />a later date. <br /> <br />Marljane Jarboe <br />6607 113th Place SE <br />Bellevue, W A 98006-6429 <br /> <br />BOE: 00-35-R <br /> <br />PN: 954600 103 <br /> <br />Ms. Jarboe and her son Scott Jarboe were present. Appraiser Peter Schuck represented the Assessor's office. <br />After explaining the hearing process Chairman Marlow swore them in. The property under appeal consists of <br />a residence on a waterfront parcel located at 2885 Thorndyke Road, Port Ludlow. Ms. Jarboe stated that her <br />property has been devalued due to land slides in the area. Scott Jarboe presented photographs showing the <br />land slide damage to his mother's land and house resulting in the property being red tagged for a short period <br />of time. The current assessment is $91,290 ($46,800 for the land and $44,490 for the improvements). A 20% <br />reduction has been given by the Assessor's office for the damage sustained, however, they feel a reduction of <br />40% is warranted. Ms. Jarboe noted that there is a sign on the road that states "SLIDE AREA" and she <br />believes the property is stigmatized as a result. Mr. Jarboe questioned the difference in the amount of the tax <br />statements over the past three years. <br /> <br />Chairman Marlow explained that Jefferson County is on a four year revaluation cycle and while property <br />values do not change during the four year cycle, the tax statements may change based on levy rates. <br /> <br />Mr. Schuck clarified the appraisal years and discussed the adjustments given for slide damage which he noted <br />are subjective. <br />