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<br />. <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION <br /> <br />A. C. DALGLEISH <br />DAVID G. DOUGLAS <br />ARCHIE BARBER, JR. <br />JAMES A. DE LEO <br /> <br />CHAIRMAN <br />VICE-CHAIRMAN <br />MEMBER <br />ALTERNATE <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />SEPTEMBER 18,1991 <br /> <br />The Board of Equalization convened 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 />The Board dispensed with the reading of the Minutes of previous meetings at this time. <br /> <br />FRED H. WITTERS, JR. <br />41 WINDROSE DRIVE <br />PORT LUDLOW, WA 98365 <br /> <br />BOE: 91-044-R <br />PN: 931 900 021 <br /> <br />Chairman Dalgleish swore in Mr. Witters and Deputy Assessor Robert Kingsley after <br />explaining the hearing process. Deputy Assessor Robert Shold was present to observe the <br />proceedings. <br /> <br />Mr. Witters stated that his property should be valued at what he paid for it, and that it has <br />unique differences from the neighboring lands. He does not contest the land value, but he <br />does contest the valuation of the home. The quality of construction is inferior to other homes <br />in the neighborhood as the house was built as a model by Pope Resources; and the property <br />is not screened from the Paradise Bay Road traffic and noise (it was when he purchased the <br />property). There is also standing moisture in his garage as the area is full of springs. No <br />measures have been taken by Pope Resources to guard against the water although engineers <br />and architects have been consulted. The wet slab in his home detracts from its salability. His <br />view is territorial instead of the view of Canada which his neighbors have, and this view is <br />compromised by wires. Part of the monthly fee includes the use of a recreation center, a <br />community facility, and community maintenance. He stated that he has no objection to an <br />assessor going on site for an inspection with the Board. <br />