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<br />JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION <br /> <br />A. C. DALGLEISH <br />DAVID G. DOUGLAS <br />ARCHIE BARBER, JR. <br /> <br />CHAIRMAN <br />VICE-CHAIRMAN <br />MEMBER <br />ALTERNATE <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />J U L Y <br /> <br />1 8, <br /> <br />1 9 8 8 <br /> <br />MEETING CALLED TO ORDER by CHAIRMAN A.C.DALGLEISH at 9:00 a.m. <br />Vice~chairman-David G. Douglas, Member-Archie Barber, Jr., and Clerk- <br />Dierdrei Whiteford were present. <br /> <br />BOE-88-009-LO <br />PETITIONER: <br />ASSESSOR: <br />Office, was present. <br /> <br />Parcel number: 001--181-022 <br /> <br />MR. STANISLAW LORECKI was present. <br />MR. ROBERT BARRY representing the Assessor's <br /> <br />Mr. Lorecki was sworn in before giving his reasons for desiring a <br />lower valuation. He stated that this land on Crutcher Road -L~ <br />undeveloped and is used only for reforestation. The real estate agent <br />told him there was too much land around for him to expect the assessed <br />valuation of $21,825.00 for this 4.85 acre piece. This is $4,500.00 <br />an acre. It is at present not listed with ERA Realty or any realty <br />as his ex-wi fe It\li thdre'i-.ol it t-lhen the property did not sell. Mr. <br />Lorecki received the property in lieu of a cash divorce settlement. <br />He claims that there is swampy due to lots of standing water in the <br />winter time. The best offer his ex-wife had was for $15,000.00 <br />through ERA, which she declined in 1987. The petitioner would like <br />to see the land re-valued at $3,600.00 an acre for a total of <br />$17,500.00. He stated that he knew of no comparable property sales <br />in the area. He sees no future for building on this land after ten <br />years of ownership. He questions why the increase in valuation when <br />nothing has changed and there are no improvements. <br /> <br />Mr. Barry gave a history of how he arrived at the valuation: <br />1) The area was re-valued in 1984, most of the five <br />acre parcels valued at about $5,500.00 per acre based on sales in the <br />area through 1984. <br />2) The ten acre parcels were valued at $4,000.00 per <br />acre. At this time the 4.85 acres of Mr. Loreckils were part of a ten <br />acre piece with a house on it. <br />3) This acreage being segregated from the ten acre <br />piece in 1987, there were no previous land sales to base valuation on. <br />4} As a result of this, the land was valued on the <br />ten acre valuation rate of $4,000.00 an acre, the rate it was valued <br />at before, creating a total valuation for the parcel of $19,400.00. <br />5) January 1, 1988 a re-valuation was completed and <br />the property was re-valued for $21,825.00, the present valuation. <br />This is an adjustment, the increase based on his size parcel, not the <br />ten acre rate. <br /> <br />1 <br />