The saga continues....
The following, written in 1995, summarizes some of the issues:
This property has a long history of contested market values. Starting with the aftermath of the flood in 1990 we have fought to keep the value in line with the use and restricted potential of land in the flood plain.
As early as 1990 the Assessor's office claimed that farm acreage in the flood plain had a market value of $3,000 per acre. BUT the assessor in Thurston County, stated in 1994, that the value of farm land (comparable #1) is ONLY $2,035 VS the $3,000 per acre Grays Harbor had as a market value for land IN THE FLOOD PLAIN in 1990! Something is wrong, when all that separates us is a county line.
Date What happened Old Value New Value 1990 Re-appraisal land $22,140 land $33,210 home $80,570 home $99,145 Jan 1990 major flood! Sept 1990 Appeal A
VBOE agrees, but reduces value only on the land. It never adjusted the value of the house for flooding.
5 ac ea $15,000 5 ac ea $10,000 home ac. $33,210 home ac. $27,695 home $99,145 home $99,145 August 1991 Appeal land values
5 ac ea $10,000 5 ac ea $7,500 home ac $27,695 home ac $16,500 April 1992 Change land use to ag. February 1993 Appeal value of land in permanent conservation easement denied April 1994 Appeal value of new building, BOE agrees $44,000 $35,000 1994 Re-appraisal home ac. $18,005 home ac.
home $99,145 home $137,465 August 1994 Appeal AV
home $137,465 home
August 1994 Assessor appeals, claiming no contamination and that house value was adjusted in 1990 appeal
Some of the documents which are being recycled to appeal the 2002 assessment.
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