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<br />a\ 'EQlT4tb. <br />~~~ <br />l't .~..~~ <br /> <br />;.t James A, DeLeo, District 1 Wl1ham S. Marlow, Dlstnct 2 Richard A. Broders, Dlstnct 3 <br /> <br />,~ ^~ <br />,...,g; ~v <br />~ FFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION <br />MINUTES <br />NOVEMBER 15, 1999 <br /> <br />1820 Jefferson Street <br />PO Box 1220 <br />Port Townsend, WA 98368 <br /> <br /> <br />William S. Marlow <br />Richard A. Broders <br />James A. DeLeo <br /> <br />Chairman <br />Viee-Chairman <br />Member <br /> <br />Chairman William S. Marlow called the meeting to order at 1 :30 p.m. in the presence of Vice-Chairman <br />Richard A. Broders and Member James A. DeLeo. <br /> <br />HEARINGS <br /> <br />Sam Swanson <br />2190 Swansonville Road <br />Port Hadlock, W A 98365 <br /> <br />HOE: 99-68-R <br />99-69-LO <br />99-70-R <br />99-71-R <br />99-72-R <br />99-73-LO <br />99-74-LO <br />99-75-R <br />99-76-R <br /> <br />PN: 821 081 019 <br />821 081 036 <br />821082001 <br />821082002 <br />821 081 003 <br />821082003 <br />821 083 015 <br />821 081 001 <br />821 081 002 <br /> <br />Mr. Swanson was present. Appraiser Peter Schuck represented the Assessor's office. After explaining the <br />hearing process Chairman Marlow swore them in. The properties under appeal are all located near <br />Swansonville Road in Port Ludlow. Mr. Swanson stated that this property was purchased by his grandfather in <br />1893 and taxes have been paid on it since that time. His grandfather passed the property down to his father <br />who passed the property on to his mother who passed it on to him. Ralph Erickson was hired by Mr. Swanson <br />to obtain comparable property sales which prove the properties are overvalued. He believes the appraiser did <br />not physically inspect the properties, but, rather valued them from the office. The County's down zoning of <br />property also negatively impacts the value of the majority of these parcels. <br /> <br />Parcel #821 081 019: Mr. Swanson stated that he deeded this parcel to his daughter, Angela Swanson. She <br />came to him quite upset when she received the revaluation notice from the Assessor's office indicating such an <br />increase in value, The assessment was increased from $36,205 to $50,975 which is approximately a 25% <br />increase. In reviewing the value of this parcel he noticed that many of his parcels had significantly increased in <br />value, so he decided to research comparable properties to see if the Assessor's figures were correct. He noted <br />that his cousin inherited 22 acres ofland located in Chimacum valley which is similar and in close proximity to <br />Mr. Swanson's property. His cousin sold the 22 acres for $40,000. His daughter's property which consists of <br />one acre or lana, IS valuea ar:j>j I,UUU. <br />Phone (360)385-9100 ! 1-800-83]-2678 Fax (360)385-9382 <br />