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<br />cc ~ (15{5;W1) <br /> <br />1c9,,,z-QI <br /> <br />. JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION <br /> <br />A. C. DALGLEISH CHAIRMAN <br />DAVID G. DOUGLAS VICE-CHAIRMAN <br />ARCHIE BARBER, JR. MEMBER <br />JAMES A. DE LEO ALTERNATE <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />SEPTEMBER 26,1991 <br /> <br />The Board of Equalization reconvened at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman AC. Dalgleish, Vice- <br />Chairman David G. Douglas, Member Archie Barber, Jr. and Clerk Dierdrei Keegan present. <br />Bob Shold of the Assessor's Office was also present. The Board dispensed with the reading <br />of the Minutes of previous meetings at this time. <br /> <br />ROBERT AND MARTHA VAN ETTEN <br />310 SMITH ROAD <br />NORDIAND, W A. 98358 <br /> <br />. Chairman Dalgleish introduced the Board members, explained the hearing process, and then <br />swore in Robert Van Etten and Deputy Assessor Bob Shold. Mr. Van Etten explained that <br />this petition is for the property next door to 310 Smith Road in Nordland. The property was <br />purchased for $20,000 two or three years ago from an owner who had held it for approximate- <br />ly 15 years. The former owner could not gel approval for an on-site septic system and Mr. <br />Van Etten noted that he purchased the property to protect his property which is an identical <br />1/2 acre. The former owner told him it could be used for recreational purposes including a <br />self-contained camper. <br /> <br />BOE: #91-080-LO <br />PN: 921 051 009 <br /> <br />Chairman Dalgleish asked if the denial of the septic permit is on record anywhere? Mr. <br />Van Etten answered that he doesn't have any idea because he had nothing to do with it. <br /> <br />Bob Shold reported that the Assessor has been aware, for at least 12 years, that this property <br />has been denied a septic permit. He then reminded the Board that the Health Department had <br />discussed these early septic denials with them in 1988. Waterfront parcels were effected more <br />than others, but with the alternative septic systems that are currently available, many parcels <br />previously denied on-site septic system permits have been selling for very high prices with <br />alternative septic (mound) systems installed. Unless the owner has applied for a septic permit <br />within the last two years, it is hard to determine if the basis for the denial still exists. The <br />Assessor's Office used to reduce the fair market value of a parcel by 50% if there was a <br />septic permit denial. As a result of the Health Department changes the Assessor's policy was <br />altered to reduce the fair market value of a property with septic problems by $10,000. That <br />is the primary assessment change on this parcel. The base rate of waterfront went up <br />. significantly this year. <br />