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<br />Jefferson County Board of Equalization <br />TELEPHONE: 385.9100 <br />COURTHOUSE <br />P.O. BOX 1220 <br />PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON 98368 <br /> <br />r'c" .:;."S', '-:' <br />r-:J.r " ::-"">~ ~ <br />",,-<:' ,,' "', 1 <br />" '.' , ,'/ .;ii, <br />'\ "/--~;, ~-': l~~-, '. ,-'f;~~.4) <br />It l.. ::", t;j~ <br />,,;,-1'1, 'I.~ ,~~~~:.&< ,:101 <br />(I:' ' :,~'~"'" i~.D"!" . ~'.'i!!! <br />h ",- ' '. ..""'.' to-'. - . ,,~'Hl'" <br />~::-:'" _,' I' ,Jl ;~, '" ~-,,~'.' i,,' _:,~?.-. <br /> <br />IIL,tnti~"/' "~); _ ,;j~ <br />7k~<j~~!:''''~i~~~~ <br /> <br />JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION <br />MINUTES <br />JANUARY 10, 1996 <br /> <br />William S. Marlow <br />Richard A. Broders <br />James A. DeLeo <br /> <br />Chairman <br />Vice-Chairman <br />Member <br /> <br />Chairman William S. Marlow called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. in the presence of Vice- <br />Chairman Richard A. Broders and Member James A. DeLeo. <br /> <br />HEARINGS <br /> <br />Robert & Margery Helander <br />150 Condon Lane <br />Port Ludlow, W A 98365 <br /> <br />BOE: 95-52-R <br /> <br />PN: 990 400 243 <br /> <br />Mr. and Mrs. Helander were present. Dennis Pownall was present on behalf of the Assessor's <br />office. Chairman Marlow explained the hearing process and swore them in. The property under <br />appeal is located in Port Ludlow, Mr. Helander stated that the value of their property has not <br />increased since the date of purchase in 1993. In fact, they believe that property values have <br />significantly decreased since that time. This belief is based on the fact that property for sale in the <br />area is not selling, even when listing prices have been reduced. The Helander's own another <br />home in the area that they also have been unable to sell. They presented comparable sales of <br />property that they feel support a reduction of the current assessment from $316,875 ($81,000 for <br />the land and $235,875 for the improvements) to $235,000 ($60,000 for the land and $175,000). <br />He stated that their estimate of value is arbitrary and the experience of the Board may produce a <br />more realistic figure upon review of the property. <br /> <br />Mr. Pownall stated the appellants purchased the property in March of 1993 for $331,000. The <br />1995 assessment is lower than 1993 sale price. Originally, the assessment of the land had been <br />$101,000 and after the appellants filed their appeal the land value was reduced to $81,000. The <br />adjusted assessment was noted on the petition. He explained that for equity purposes a reduction <br />was made to all of the lots south of Pope Way and west of Condon Lane. He then addressed the <br />comparable sales that were listed on the appellant's petition. <br /> <br />After hearing the testimony of both parties the Board concurred to conduct an inspection of the <br /> <br />property and make a determination atA later date, <br />\..1 100% Recycled Paper <br />