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<br /> <br />1820 Jefferson Street <br />PO Box 1220 <br />Port Townsend, WA 98368 <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 10:00 a.m. in the presence of Vice-Chairman Richard A. <br />Broders. Member James A. DeLeo arrived shortly after the meeting began. <br /> <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES <br /> <br />Vice-Chairman Broders moved to approve the minutes of December 5, 2000 as presented. Chairman Marlow <br />seconded the motion. The motion carried. <br /> <br />HEARING <br /> <br />Paul Kay <br />1041 Brook Lane SW <br />Lakewood, W A 98499 <br /> <br />BOE: 00-101-R <br /> <br />PN: 701325011 <br /> <br />Mr. Kay was present. Appraiser Peter Schuck represented the Assessor's office. After explaining the hearing <br />process Chairman Marlow swore them in. The property under appeal consists of a residence located on <br />approximately 5 acres at 622 McDonald Road, Quilcene. Mr. Kay stated that in October he received a change of <br />value notice from the Assessor's office for new construction. There was no change to the land value, however, the <br />value of the improvements increased from $87,010 to $122,825. After receiving the notice Mr. Kay called the <br />Assessor's office to review the actual construction costs. During that discussion Mr. Schuck stated he would lower <br />the improvement value from $122,825 to $107,000 based on the information provided by Mr. Kay. Mr. Kay stated <br />that he felt $107,000 was still too high and since Mr. Schuck did not believe the property warranted a further <br />reduction in value, he suggested that Mr. Kay file an appeal with the Board of Equalization. Mr. Kay began by <br />presenting testimony with regard to the value of the land, however, as this is an appeal for new construction value, <br />only the value of the improvements can be addressed by the Board. Mr. Kay continued by stating that he purchased <br />the property in 1969. In 1990 the property was approved for a large lot subdivision and Mr. Kay sold some of the <br />lots keeping the five acre parcel which is under appeal. The property is located off of a private road half a mile from <br />the county road. The private road must be maintained by the homeowners in the area and since there is only himself <br />and one other person, the road has not been maintained as well as it should be. The property is very high-bank <br />waterfront with no access to the beach. He noted that in 1998/1999 there was a severe land slide on his property. <br /> <br />Phone (360)385-9100 / 1-800-831-2678 Fax (360)385-9382 <br />