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<br />JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION <br /> <br />--y <br />A.C. Dalgleish ~7 <br />David G. Douglas" <br />Archie Barber. Jr. (A,jiJ <br />James A. DeLeo <br /> <br />Chairman <br />Vice-Chairman <br />Member <br />Al ternate <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />August 27, 1985 <br />---~.,,~,,------ - <br /> <br />The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dalgleish with members David Douglas, <br />Archie Barber and Clerk Connie Barlow present. Minutes of the 12th, 14th, 19th, <br />and 21st of August were read and approved. Mark Mc Cready represented the Assessor's <br />Office. <br /> <br />BE-85-113LO: Robert P. Groenig petitioned for a reduction in valuation of tax lot <br />51 (.61A) in Fullers Acres from $10,000 to $1,500. The parcel is located behind the <br />parcel on which his residence is located. The parcel has no water, no power and no <br />access to a road. It was questioned whether tax lot 36 (a non-usable shape) should <br />not have been the access right of way. The Assessor's Office acknowledged that a <br />more realistic valuation might be in the $5-6,000 range. <br /> <br />BE-85-114-LO: Lawrence J. McMahon was not present at the hearing. From the peti tion <br />form it was determened that the issue was that the $19,000 valuation was too high; <br />however, an equitable value was not given. P~titioner failed in a four-year attempt <br />to sell at $12,363.00.Assessor comparables in same area have been sold for <br />$18-28,000 in 1983 and 1984. <br /> <br />BE-85-115-LO: Jack D. Guiher petitioned for a reduction in valuation of the 8 lots <br />in Block 12 of the California Addition from $36,OOOto $24,000. Proximity to the <br />Port Townsend Sewage Treatment Plant and depressed area holding water during winter <br />months were reasons for lowering valuation~ Assessor indicated valuations adjusted <br />due to availability to sewer, water mains or both have been based at $3,750 to <br />$4,750 per lot in each block of the plat. <br /> <br />BE-85-1l6-R: John D. Q:ji:her and Mark .tIc Cready acknowledged that a July adjustment <br />in the valuation of the land of this parcel from $34,000 to $28,000 was mutually <br />acceptable, The Board moved and approved a motion to sustain the adjusted valuation. <br /> <br />BE-85-1l7-LO: John D. Gliher petition for a reduction in valuation from $38,000 <br />to $22,000. Main thrust of the petition was that this Block (19) and Block (12) <br />were purchased in 1973 for $10,000 total or $5,OOO/Block, and the valuation in 1981 <br />was~increased 94% in 1984. Assessor indicated valuation based on a break down of <br />four two-lot parcels in block with water and sewer service to each parcel. <br /> <br />BE-85-118-LO: John C. Mathiesen petitioned for a reduction of valuation of land <br />from $29,700 to $20,000 because the current Health Dept. regulations pertaining to <br />location and size of septic drain fields with relation to wells would prohibit <br />construction of a home on this parcel. A major portion of the lot extends over the <br />banks and out into the salt marsh, a winter flood plain, which precludes any building <br />construction or septic system. Assessor acknowledges that valuation might be based <br />on $20,000 plus improvements (power, well, road access). <br />