<br />MIMUTES OF THE ADJOURI\JED PORTION OF THE JULY 15,1958
<br />BOARD OF REVIEY PiIEETING, HELD UiiMDAY, AUGUST 18, 1958,
<br />AT 5 :oo P.M. AT EDNA VILLAGE HALL
<br />Council members acting as Board of Review were Bank, Dickson, Kohler and mpa,
<br />Bank presided,
<br />Manager Hyde, and Mrs, Jean Spencer representing kssessor Alex Creighton who is
<br />ill, presented the Books of Valuation, stating to the Board that because of
<br />I&. Creighton's illness it has been impossible to have the books completely
<br />totalled, although Valuations for all real properties have been entered.,
<br />gave as a preliminary and estimated Total Valuation, $24,000,000
<br />hlr, Lawrence S. Clark, 6720 Southcrest Drive, appeared before the Board to
<br />protest that his property has been valued too high. A review was made of this
<br />valuation and it was found that Mr. Clark's dwelling had been erroneously valued
<br />on the basis of its having air conditioning, Manager Hyde suggested that this
<br />valuation be reduced from $5,900 to $5,540; and that, when b. Clark brings in
<br />evidence that his dwelling has a lower market value than that used as a base,
<br />the Village ask for abatement of taxes for this year.
<br />thought this was fair, and Tupa moved ratifying correction of Books of
<br />Valuation in accordance with Manager's recommendation.
<br />Dickson and carried.
<br />XIr. Clark stated he
<br />Motion seconded by
<br />Jvimes. John Woodhead, 4521 Wooddale Avenue, and 'Jilliam T. Sinnott , 4506 l'dooddale
<br />Avenue, appeared, to protest that Country Club,District properties are valued k
<br />high in relation to new homes in other sections of the Village, I&s. IVoodhead
<br />told Board that the taxes on her 20-year old, 4-bedroom home, s5tuated on a 70-
<br />foot lot, are $851.00; that the tases on a home selling for $62,500, at another
<br />location in Edina, are $1,150.
<br />home is $37,857.
<br />for $26,000. Assessor's market valuation on Aks. Sinnott's hone was $37,€57.
<br />She stated this home had been purchased in 1953 for $36,000. These ladies
<br />maintained that values in the Country Club District are decreasing, and asked
<br />that assessor's valuations be adjusted accordingly,
<br />Assessor's market valuation on hIrs. Woodhead's
<br />f.%.s. Woodhead stated that the house had been purchased in 1945
<br />Manager Myde explained >that because of Assessor Creightori' s illness the Books of
<br />Valuation ars already long overdue at the County Auditor's office; that there is
<br />no time this year for any re-valuation on a large scale. He stated that, after
<br />e:;aminatior! of the records, he would recommend a review of the valuations of
<br />older homes throughout the Village, looking toward adjustment down~,varcl, because
<br />he feels. the older homes may be bearing rnore than their fair share of the tax
<br />Dickson's motion, that Board of Review recommend to assessor's office that
<br />review be made of valuations of older homes throughout the Village and more
<br />specifically in the Country Club District, looking tovmrd re-assessment, was
<br />seconded by Kohler and carried,
<br />Tupa moved for approval of Books of Valuation as submitted, with correction on
<br />Clark property. Iiotion second.ed by Dickson and carried.
<br />Tupa moved for adj ournment.
<br />v~as adjourned at 5:55 P.M.
<br />Motion seconded by Dickson and carried, IJczting