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Minutes of Board of Assessment Appeals, 03/15/2018

AGENDA: Board of Assessment Appeals

RECEIVED 03/20/2018 12:39pm
Kathleen R. Miserendino - Redding Deputy Town Clerk

TOWN OF REDDING
BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS
REAL ESTATE APPEALS
Thursday, March 15, 2018
4:00 p.m.
TOWN HALL HEARING ROOM

Present:  Greg Stackpole, Chairman, Rick Miller, Margi Esten, Joanne Perlman, Alternate, Charles Bachmann, Alternate (4:20 p.m.)

The meeting was called to order at 4:02 p.m.
The purpose of the meeting was to hear appeals of property assessments for the 2017 Grand List.

The Board heard the following six appeals:

64 Lonetown Road
Total Assessment                                                                    $333,000
Appellant’s Opinion of Fair Market Value on October 1, 2017                     $430,000
Appellant furnished multiple recent sales and listings data that are comparable to the subject property.  Replaced kitchen counters and bathroom tile floor upgrades since last valuation.

19 Lamppost Drive
Total Assessment                                                                    $437,700
Appellant’s Opinion of Fair Market Value on October 1, 2017                     $575,000
Appellant submitted an appraisal.  Met with Vision Appraisal and discussed the high assessment and expected a decreased change but no change was made.  No major changes in the structure.  One bathroom is in the basement.  Comparable listings were given of similar houses in square footage and features with sales prices significantly lower than the subject property assessment.

65 Hopewell Woods Road
Total Assessment                                                                    $677,000
Appellant’s Opinion of Fair Market Value on October 1, 2017                     $700,000
Agent for Appellant furnished an appraisal with value of $725K and letter from Assessor’s office granting acreage for open space.  Purchased in November 2016 for $605,000 and gifted the 4.7 acres as open space land.   Comparable listings were provided with similar square footage.

7 Long Meadow Lane

Total Assessment                                                                    $1,111,400
Appellant’s Opinion of Fair Market Value on October 1, 2017                     $1,450,000
Appellant indicates that all of the other properties on Long Meadow Lane have dropped except for subject property and one other property.  Also provided were comparable listings in the area of similar size and value which had a substantial decreased assessment in the new valuation. No changes have been made to the property since the last valuation. A site visit was done by Vision Appraisal.  There is an inconsistent change to the square footage of the basement.  Appellant reviewed dimensions noted on the field card with the Board members.  The Appellant requested that the Assessor do a site visit to double check the measurements reflected on the field card.

66 Hill Road
Total Assessment                                                                    $486,800
Appellant’s Opinion of Fair Market Value on October 1, 2017                     $540,000
Appellant furnished an appraisal valued the house at $540K in April 28, 2017.  The property has been listed on the market at $589,000.  No changes have been made to the house since 2006.  The pool is from 1960 and is not useable.  Comparable listings were provided.  There are significant wetlands on the property.  A GIS map was printed from the Zoning GIS system.

10 Sunnyview Drive
Total Assessment                                                                    $480,500
Appellant’s Opinion of Fair Market Value on October 1, 2017                     $600,000
Appellant furnished a property appraisal with a value of $563K.  Comparable listings from the area were also provided.  There is an unfinished area in the attic space above the garage with area of approximately 200 square feet.  The house was built in 1970.  Purchase price in 2011 was $700K.  Painting and driveway resurfacing has been done.

The Board entered deliberative session at 5:45 p.m.

 

10 Sunnyview Drive
Total Assessment $480,500
New Assessment $459,500
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Bachmann to reduce finished area (711 square feet of living area) and reduce FMV to $656,200.  Carried unanimous.

66 Hill Road
Total Assessment $486,800
New Assessment $421,900
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Bachmann to change the style from colonial to antique; change grade from A to A-; and change land condition for residual land from 1.0 to 0.6.  New market value is $602,600.  Carried unanimous.

19 Lamppost Drive
Total Assessment $437,700
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Bachmann that no change be made to the assessment.  Carried unanimous.

65 Hopewell Woods Road
Total Assessment $677,000
New Assessment $545,430
MOTION: Made by Mr. Bachmann, seconded by Mr. Miller to add 4.7 acres as open space and change style from custom contemporary to contemporary and value accordingly.  Carried unanimous.

64 Lonetown Road
Total Assessment $333,000
MOTION: Made by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Bachmann that no change be made to the assessment.  Carried unanimous.

7 Long Meadow Lane
Total Assessment $1,111,400
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Bachmann requesting that the Assessor, John Ford inspect and re-measure the house and update the square footage accordingly.  Carried unanimous.

110 Mountain Road
Total Assessment $858,280
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller that based on the information provided no change be made to the assessment. Carried unanimous.

56 Portland Avenue
Total Assessment $188,900
New Assessment $171,900
MOTION: Made by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Bachmann to change grade from C+ to C.  Carried unanimous.

88 Portland Avenue
Total Assessment $294,600
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Bachmann that no change be made to the assessment.  Carried unanimous.

80 Sport Hill Road
Total Assessment $119,600
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller that no change be made to the assessment.  Carried unanimous.

23 Indian Hill Road
Total Assessment $503,360
New Assessment $492,360
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller to change the grade from A- to B+ and value accordingly.  Carried unanimous.

31 Sunnyview Drive
Total Assessment $631,500
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller that no change be made to the assessment.  Carried unanimous.

17 Werf Drive
Total Assessment $403,700
New Assessment $379,200
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Bachmann to change the grade from B to B- and correct sketch.  Carried unanimous.

43 Long Ridge Road
Total Assessment $252,700
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller that no change be made to the assessment.  Carried unanimous.

87 Marchant Road
Total Assessment $1,052,600
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller that no change be made to the assessment.  Carried unanimous.

16 Mountain Laurel Lane
Total Assessment $464,800
New Assessment $447,500
MOTION: Made by Ms Esten, seconded by Mr. Bachmann to change the condition from good to average.  Carried unanimous.

358 Newtown Turnpike
Total Assessment $624,900
New Assessment $575,700
MOTION: Made by Mr. Bachmann, seconded by Mr. Stackpole to change the grade from A to A-.  Carried unanimous.

53 Old Stagecoach Road
Total Assessment $421,400
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller that no change be made to the assessment.  Carried unanimous.

59 Old Stagecoach Road
Total Assessment $288,600
New Assessment $276,900
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller to change the grade from a C+ to a C.  Carried unanimous.

2 Packer Brook Road
Total Assessment $428,200
New Assessment $387,900
MOTION: Made by Mr. Miller, seconded by Ms. Perlman to reduce the grade from B to B- and apply a 5% functional obsolescence for the unheated attic.  Carried unanimous.

16 Winding Brook Lane
Total Assessment $365,200
New Assessment $341,500
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Bachmann to change the grade from B to B-.  Carried unanimous.  Mr. Miller recused himself from deliberation on this Application.

102 Picketts Ridge Road
Total Assessment $337,200
New Assessment $322,000
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Bachmann to change land condition from 1.05 to 0.95.  Carried unanimous.  Mr. Miller recused himself from deliberation on this Application.

3 Packer Brook Road
Total Assessment $765,100
New Assessment $628,700
MOTION: Made by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Stackpole to change the grade from A to A- and the style from custom colonial to colonial.  Carried unanimous.

38 Portland Avenue
Total Assessment $275,200
New Assessment $265,100
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Bachmann to change the grade from C+ to C.  Carried unanimous.

93 Fire Hill Road
Total Assessment $564,100
New Assessment $550,200
MOTION: Made by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Stackpole to change condition from good to average.  Carried unanimous.

98 Picketts Ridge Road
Total Assessment $585,300
New Assessment $529,600
MOTION: Made by Ms. Perlman, seconded by Mr. Bachmann to change the condition from very good to good and land site index from 1.10 to 0.9.  Carried unanimous.  Mr. Miller recused himself from deliberation on this Application.

16 Guardhouse Drive
Total Assessment $650,600
New Assessment $623,300
MOTION: Made by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Bachmann to change the condition from good to average.  Carried unanimous.

43 Farview Farm Road
Total Assessment $691,500
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Bachmann that no change be made to the assessment.  Carried unanimous.

73 Farview Farm Road
Total Assessment $568,400
New Assessment $547,500
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Bachmann to change condition from good to average and value accordingly.  Carried unanimous.

The Board exited deliberative session at 10:43 p.m.

93 Hill Road: Appellant did not show, no action taken.

15 Diamond Hill Road:  Application withdrawn.

268 Simpaug Turnpike:  Application withdrawn.

Commercial Applications with assessments over $1,000,000, 100 Redding Road and 109 Lonetown Road, were sent denial letters per State Statute 12-111.

The Board will next meet in September 2018 for hearings on motor vehicles appeals on the October 1, 2017 Grand List.

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and carried unanimously at 10:45 p.m.

Submitted by Krista Gramer, 3/20/18
Minutes not approved by BAA.

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