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<br />Jefferson County Board of Equalization <br /> <br />TELEPHONE: 385.9100 <br />COURTHOUSE <br />P.O. BOX 1220 <br />PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON 98368 <br /> <br />ff.,~;~r;cl~; :S;~::(~:-~, <br />(::~1 ,_-, -'- r~: ;__':" -' t~.i\ <br />'-;;:';),:;.'. : --,- .,: ,," ",.',--<>"" <br />I> '"' ~ - - "', """ <br />'Ix' ,I. ' ~,""'7'" <br />,\,.\' '..'< "~M/""""'J.;' <br />'~(r>"fc j,,' . _ !;--;~ ._ ~:-:-" ,: ,lVI <br />'/1 '~' ,.,' i_lI' , ,'k <br />i '",l"",.1i ,'" ,'"'''' .' "",',' <br />~~~:~':'t fi~i_,.:~~~~:_: :~,_ ,.,':., -':,;,,~[f-' <br />1"1,, """", , 'lll,,' L," *_ <br />...' .,-..., .' '-', - - - -r:';/,.:,\ <br />~i,! 'i,\i:l.:;,a,!'I~~';-, );..~~c;'L " <br />~-~.~-~,-_:=~~~-~;:----~ <br /> <br />JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION <br />MINUTES <br />JANUARY 11, 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. Braders and Member James A. DeLeo. <br /> <br />HEARINGS <br /> <br />Richard Moser <br />63 Sea Breeze Lane <br />Port Ludlow, WA 98365 <br /> <br />BOE: 95-96-R <br /> <br />PN: 998 700 025 <br /> <br />Mr. Moser was present. Dennis Pownall was present on behalf of the Assessor's office, <br />Chairman Marlow explained the hearing process and swore them in. The property under appeal is <br />located in Port Ludlow. Mr. Moser stated that he was one of the first individuals to purchase <br />property in this area so the value of the homes had not yet been established, To assure that they <br />got a specific site they had to accept the terms of the builder and may have paid more than it was <br />worth. The market values of the same style house have considerably decreased since the time of <br />their purchase. Lots that are three times larger and have better views than their lot, are for sale <br />for the same amount as the' assessed value of their lot. Their property value has declined for a <br />couple of reasons. First, since property is selling for much less than he paid, it would be very <br />difficult to sell his property. They have also had problems with Pope Resources regarding <br />utilities. Secondly, the house was sided with siding from Louisiana Pacific (L.P, siding). This <br />particular type of siding disintegrates. There is a pending lawsuit against this company to get the <br />siding repaired. This type of siding was put on every house in his neighborhood. He believes that <br />this problem would also make it difficult to sell his property and therefore, devalues it. The <br />current assessment is $279,185 ($91,000 for the land and $188,185 for the improvements), A <br />reduction to $237,812 ($74,812 for the land and $163,000 for the improvements) is being <br />requested. <br /> <br />Mr. Pownall presented a map outlining comparable sales that were used to assess the property. <br />He stated that he realizes there are problems with the siding. The costs associated with the <br />replacement of the siding will be the responsibility of Louisiana Pacific, not the homeowner. <br />Additionally, there are no lots for sale in Teal Lake Village that are three times larger than the <br />appellant's lot. Based on sales, the pwpertv is correctly valued. <br />t.J 106% Recycled Paper <br />