Redding Town Hall
100 Hill Road, P.O. Box 1028, Redding, CT 06875
Board of Assessment Appeals Minutes 03/26/2009
RECEIVED MARCH 30, 2009 @ 11:45 A.M.
Revision received 05/06/09 @ 1:25 p.m.
Approved with revisions received September 17, 2009 @ 10:45 a.m.
Michele R. Grande, Redding Town Clerk
4  pages

TOWN OF REDDING
BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS
REAL ESTATE APPEALS
Thursday, March 26, 2009
5:00 p.m.
TOWN HALL HEARING ROOM

Present: Greg Stackpole, Chairman; Rob Gorman; Leon Karvelis

The meeting was called to order at 5:14 p.m.
The purpose of the meeting was to finalize review of applications submitted for real estate and personal property appeals of the 2008 Grand List, and to begin deliberations of the appeals.

The following appeal was withdrawn:
11 Diamond Hill Road: A written request was received from the appellant and upon motion of Mr. Stackpole and second of Mr. Karvelis, the Board voted unanimously to accept the withdrawal.

The Board began deliberations at 5:15 p.m. Each appeal was thoroughly discussed and carefully considered. Notes were made on each individual application form, changes were made where determined to be necessary and those changes were noted on revised field cards. The applications were signed by the Board members and a copy of the revised field card and or a copy of the signed application containing the Boards notes will be sent to the individual appellants within seven (7) days of this decision day, certified return receipt mail. Originals will be retained in the files of the Assessors office.

The following is a list of those appeals deliberated, and the action taken on each.

664 Redding Road
Total Assessment                                                               $          450,800
New Assessment                                                            447,500
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Gorman, the Board voted unanimously to change the number of baths from 1.5 to .5.

169 Umpawaug Road
Total Assessment                                                                  412,000
New Assessment                                                            382,000
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Karvelis to reduce the land factor from 1.0 to .90.

202 Umpawaug Road
Total Assessment                                                                 494,600
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Karvelis, the Board voted unanimously that no change be made in the assessment.

19 Mine Hill Road
Total Assessment                                                                539,100
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Gorman, the Board voted unanimously that no change be made in the assessment.
        
6 Giles Hill Road
Total Assessment                                                                 730,500        
New Assessment                                                          629,100
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Gorman, the Board voted unanimously to reduce the assessment.

52 Wood Road
Total Assessment                                                                   479,300
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Gorman, the Board voted unanimously that no change be made in the assessment.

56 Wood Road
Total Assessment                                                                286,600
MOTION: Made by Mr. Karvelis and seconded by Mr. Karvelis, the Board voted unanimously that no change be made in the assessment.

13 Woods Way, Unit 7B
Total Assessment                                                                509,000
MOTION: Made by Mr. Karvelis and seconded by Mr. Gorman, the Board voted unanimously that no change be made in the assessment.

184 Lonetown Road
Total Assessment                                                        personal property
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Karvelis, the Board voted unanimously to amend the original personal property declaration supplied by the property owner and to correct the schedulized items.

8 Mark Twain Lane
Total Assessment                                                               $          538,000
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Karvelis, the Board voted unanimously that no change be made in the assessment.

5 Sunnyview Drive
Total Assessment                                                               $          201,800
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Karvelis, the Board voted unanimously that no change be made in the assessment.

108 Sport Hill Road
Total Assessment                                                               $          281,200
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Karvelis, the Board voted unanimously that no change be made in the assessment.

39 Topledge Road
Total Assessment                                                               $          455,400
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Karvelis, the Board voted unanimously that no change be made in the assessment.

26 Black Rock Turnpike
Total Assessment                                                               $          588,200
New Assessment                                                            575,700
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Karvelis, the Board voted unanimously to reduce the assessment.

5 Packer Brook Road
Total Assessment                                                               $          538,000
New Assessment                                                            520,300
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Karvelis, the Board voted unanimously to reduce the assessment.

358 Newtown Turnpike
Total Assessment                                                               $          942,300
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Karvelis, the Board voted unanimously that no change be made in the assessment.

29 Sunnyview Drive
No action was taken, as the appellant was advised of changes made administratively by the Assessor’s office.

240 Umpawaug Road
Total Assessment                                                               $        1,044,360
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Karvelis, the Board voted unanimously that no change be made in the assessment.

14 Smith Street
Total Assessment                                                               $          104,300
MOTION: Made by Mr. Karvelis and seconded by Mr. Gorman, the Board voted unanimously that no change be made in the assessment.

6 Sherman Turnpike
Total Assessment                                                               $   455,200
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Gorman, the Board voted unanimously that no change be made in the assessment.

87 Sport Hill Road
Total Assessment                                                               $          921,100
MOTION: Made by Mr. Stackpole and seconded by Mr. Karvelis, the Board voted unanimously that no change be made in the assessment.

23 Goodsell Hill Road
Total Assessment                                                                 736,200
New Assessment                                                          704,800
MOTION: Made by Mr. Gorman and seconded by Mr. Karvelis to change the site index from 6 to 5.

29 Goodsell Hill Road
Vacant lot
MOTION: Made by Mr. Gorman and seconded by Mr. Karvelis, the Board voted unanimously that no change be made in the assessment.

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and carried unanimously at 8:30 p.m.


Submitted by vak, 3/30/2009
Revised 5/5/09, vak
BAA approved 9/12/2009