Supervisor ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY PARTICIPATION IN THE LEGAL DEFENSE OF CERTAIN ASSESSMENT REDUCTION ACTIONS WITHIN THE TOWN OF BROADALBIN

 

WHEREAS, Resolution 293 of 2013 established a policy for County participation in the legal defense of real property tax assessments; and

WHEREAS, said policy specifies that the County will consider participation in the defense of challenges to real property tax assessments under the following conditions:

  1. The legal challenge is made to an assessment for a tax parcel or combination of tax parcels with an aggregate full market value of $500,000.00 or more;
  2. Taxing jurisdictions other than the County with interests in the challenged assessment participate meaningfully in the legal defense of the assessment;
  3. The County’s participation does not exceed an amount or to an extent that represents its proportional interest as reflected by the full value tax rate; and
  4. The Board determines that participation is in the best interests of the County and affirmatively acts by resolution to participate.

and

WHEREAS, the County Treasurer recommends County participation in the legal defense of the following assessment reduction actions that meet the above criteria:

Town of Broadalbin

            185 Old State Rd (SBL 139.-2-2.5)

            (Requested assessment reduction:  $1,779,000.00 to $1,252,480.00)

now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the County Treasurer and County Attorney be and hereby are directed to assist the Town of Broadalbin Attorney, as well as the respective school districts in the legal defense of these assessment reduction actions; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, County Attorney, Town of Broadalbin, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board and to each and every other person, agency or institution who may further the purport of this Resolution.

 

 

 

 

 

Seconded by Supervisor FAGAN and adopted by the following vote:

TOTAL:  Ayes: 19   Nays: 0   Vacant: 1 (City of Johnstown – Ward 1)