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Minutes of Board of Assessment Appeals, 03/12/2016

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Minutes

Present:
Greg Stackpole, Chairman
Rick Miller
Margi Esten
Liz Furrer, Alternate

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m.
The purpose of the meeting was to hear appeals of property assessments for the 2015 Grand List.
The Board heard the following 2 appeals:

 

73 Farview Farm Road

Total Assessment                                                                    $665,100

Appellants Opinion of Fair Market Value on October 1, 2012                      $750,000

Agent provided comparable listings to the property and discussed the conditions of each as it relates to 73 Farview Farm Rd.

 

1 Lonetown Road

Total Assessment                                                                    $459,300

Appellants Opinion of Fair Market Value on October 1, 2012                      $491,225

Appellant provided comparisons of the surrounding properties in the area. Appellant inquired about a residual factor for the wetlands on the property.

The Board entered deliberative session at 9:46 a.m.

 

1 Lonetown Road

Total Assessment                                                                    $459,300

New Assessment                                                                                             $416,300

MOTION: Made by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Stackpole to reduce the grade from B+ to B- thereby reducing the value to $594,600. Carried unanimous.

 

73 Farview Farm Road

Total Assessment                                                                    $665,100

New Assessment                                                                                             $629,300

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller to reduce the grade from A- to B+ thereby reducing the FMV to $899,000. Carried unanimous.

 

477 Black Rock Turnpike – personal property

Total Assessment                                                                    $550

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Ms. Esten that no change be made in the assessment. Carried unanimous.

 

477 Black Rock Turnpike

Total Assessment                                                                    $397,500

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Ms. Esten that no change be made in the assessment. The records were reviewed and HVAC not previously listed had been corrected for the 2015 Grand List. Carried unanimous.

 

36 Cross Highway

Total Assessment                                                                    $519,700

New Assessment                                                                                             $497,200

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller to change the site index on the land from a 6 to a 5, keeping in line with neighboring properties. Carried unanimous.

 

6 Long Meadow Lane

Total Assessment                                                                    $751,200

MOTION: Made by Ms. Esten, seconded by Mr. Miller that no change be made in the assessment. Carried unanimous.

 

42 Fire Hill Road

Total Assessment                                                                    $413,500

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller that no change be made in the assessment. Carried unanimous.

 

170 Umpawaug Road

Total Assessment                                                                    $402,800

MOTION: Made by Mr. Miller, seconded by Ms. Furrer that no change be made in the assessment. Carried unanimous.

 

70 Greenbush Road

Total Assessment                                                                    $418,900

New Assessment                                                                                             $372,600

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Ms. Esten to reduce the grade to a B and change condition from Average to Fair changing the FMV to $532,100. Carried unanimous.

 

8 Main Street

Total Assessment                                                                    $525,200

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller that no change be made in the assessment. Carried unanimous.

 

30 Meeker Hill Road

Total Assessment                                                                    $365,700

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller that no change be made in the assessment. Carried unanimous.

 

34 Meeker Hill Road

Total Assessment                                                                       $22,100
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller that no change be made in the assessment. Carried unanimous.

 

10 Mountain Laurel Lane

Total Assessment                                                                    $623,200

New Assessment                                                                                             $563,700

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Ms. Furrer to reduce the grade to a B and remove the remodel rating for a change in FMV to $805,300. Carried unanimous.

 

417 Rock House Road

Total Assessment                                                                    $936,950

New Assessment                                                                                             $869,350

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Ms. Furrer to reduce the grade of construction to A+ thereby reducing the FMV to $1,248,300. Carried unanimous.

 

183 Old Redding Road – personal property

Total Assessment                                                                    $4,380

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller that no change be made in the assessment due to lack of supporting documentation. Carried unanimous.

 

19 Olmstead Road

Total Assessment                                                                    $190,200

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Ms. Furrer that no change be made in the assessment. Carried unanimous.

 

44 Putnam Park Road – MV supplemental

Total Assessment                                                                    $5,089

New Assessment                                                                                             $3,712

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Ms. Furrer to reduce the assessment in consideration of the high mileage. Carried unanimous.

 

10 Rockledge Road

Total Assessment                                                                    $591,600

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Ms. Furrer to make an administrative correction redacting “deceased” comment and correctly commenting “building complete 100%, C.O. issued. No change in total assessment. Carried unanimous.

 

96 Topstone Road

Total Assessment                                                                    $1,450,600

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Ms. Furrer that no change be made in the assessment. Carried unanimous.

 

36 Mountain Road

Total Assessment                                                                    $157,300

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller that no change be made in the assessment. Carried unanimous.

 

40 Mountain Road

Total Assessment                                                                    $185,900

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Mr. Miller that no change be made in the assessment. Carried unanimous.

 

77 Wayside Lane

Total Assessment                                                                    $629,400

New Assessment                                                                                             $598,000

MOTION: Made by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Stackpole to reduce the grade from A to A- changing the FMV to $854,200. Carried unanimous.

 

34 Black Rock Turnpike

Total Assessment                                                                    $364,100

MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole, seconded by Ms. Furrer that no change be made in the assessment. Carried unanimous.

 

238 Black Rock Turnpike: Appellant did not show, no action taken.

148 Gallows Hill Road: Appeal withdrawn, no action taken.

4 Ledgewood Road: Appeal withdrawn, no action taken.

The Board exited deliberative session at 12:41 p.m.

The Board will next meet in September 2016 for hearings on motor vehicles appeals on the October 1, 2015 Grand List.

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and carried unanimously at 12:41 p.m.

Submitted by klg, 3/14/16

Minutes not approved by BAA.