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03-13-07 Minutes
BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS
March 13, 2007

The Board of Assessment Appeals met on Tuesday, March 13, 2007.  Members present were Michele Contino, Stephen Palmer and David Harma.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

The following appeals were heard:

CARON, WILFRED TRUSTEE – 208 North Stonington Road
Mr. Caron was represented by Atty. Anderson.  They feel that classifying the land as residential is incorrect.  The conservation easement does not allow any residential use of the property.  There are two small buildings on the property but they are not residences.  This property can not be developed in any way.

ATWOOD, SUZANNE – 25 Skiff Lane
Ms. Atwood feels the assessment on her property is too high.  The neighbors received adjustments in court and she feels her property should be adjusted also.  This is a seasonal home.  Four houses share one waterline.  The water is shut off during the winter.  The house is rented most of the summer months.

ROBINSON, DONALD & MARGARET – North Anguilla Road M-41 B-1 L-3
Mr. Robinson feels his property is all one piece of property – not two individual pieces.  They purchased the property in two deeds.  They feel this property should not be priced as a building lot.  It has not been approved through zoning to be a building lot.  He spoke to Joe Larkin but did not receive a definitive answer as to whether it is a building lot.  The land has a lot of wetland.

TEDESCHI, MARK – 8 Lindsey Lane
Mr. Tedeschi questioned the increase in his assessment from 2005 to 2006.  When it was explained to him that in 2005 the house was assessed at 70% complete and 2006 it was assessed as complete he was satisfied and withdrew his appeal.

KIEBURG, PATRICIA – Map 161 Block 15 Lot 15
Ms. Kieburg explained this property is a small piece of property along the water. At high tide the property is mostly under water.  The most that could be done is maybe a small dock for a canoe.  You could not put a bigger boat because of the bridge over Route One.  Ms. Kieburg showed pictures of the property.  She paid $15,000 for the property.

COLONNI, JOHN & CHERYLE – 19 Wolcott Avenue
They do not have a finished attic.  It does have heat but is not a finished room.  There is plastic on the ceiling.  They showed pictures of the attic area.

The minutes for the September 9, 2006 minutes were unanimously accepted.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,



Stephen Palmer
Secretary