March 9, 2016 Minutes

Town of Union


Board of Assessment Appeals

1043 Buckley Highway, 06076

(860) 684-3812

Minutes of March 9, 2016 Hearing

Board of Assessment Appeals

Present: Herb Kingsbury; Absent: Charles Sweetland, John Cunningham

The Board met on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Approval of Minutes:

The minutes of the February 24,2016 meeting were tabled until the next meeting.

Hearing: Paul Savoie, 144 Carion Rd. 7:30 P.M.

Mr Savoie stated that he hand delivered his Personal Property tax form to the T01"n Hall

and gave it to someone in an office near the Assessor's office on November 3rd 2015. He

had a copy of the tax form tonight. HK stated that the form had to be in to the Assessor's

office by November 2,2015. HK also told Mr Savoie that in the future, the tax form

should be turned in to the Assessor early enough to avoid having to resort to appeals. Mr

Savoie said he also forwarded a copy of the tax form to Mary Huda via email when he

asked for an appeal form. HK will speak to Mary Huda about the tax form. No vote was

taken at this time.

Hearing: Gordon & Tiffany Szych, 18 Gilbronsen Rd. 8:15 P.M.

Mr Szych brought handouts, including pictures of the house and damage to support his

claim that the house at 18 Gilbronsen Rd is over-valued and poorly constructed. Mr Szych

stated that due to the "Florida" style house with no basement, poor quality workmanship

and unfmished parts ofthe house, he believed that the house was below the $839,620

appraised value. HK stated that market value comparisons do not exactly correlate to fairmarket

appraisals done by trained and certified professionals. HK also stated that the

house and property had received some relief in 1999 and 2003 due to appeals brought by

the previous owners and that the appraised value of the house dropped from 2012 to

2013. No vote was taken due to the absences of the other Board members.

New Business:

There was no new business.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted, 

Herb Kingsbury


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