MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE EDINA BOARD OF REVIEW
<br />HELD THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1978
<br />AT 4:OO P.?f., AT EDINA CITY HALL
<br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van
<br />Valkenburg wino served as Board of Review, which meeting convened pursuant to
<br />"Notice of Board of Review Meeting" published in the Edina Sun on May 3, 1978,
<br />and posted on City Eulletin Boards on April 29, 1378.
<br />that the purpose of this meeting is to give persons who consider themselves
<br />aggrieved by their property assessment, or who wish to complain that the pro-
<br />perty of another is assessed too low, an opportunity to show cause for having
<br />their assessment corrected. bfr. Johnson explained that the Assessor is charged
<br />with valuing property based on recent sales, Assessor Johnson also explained
<br />that residential property values have been increased over 1977 values by 20%'on
<br />land and by 15% on structures, resulting in increases of 14 to 18% with an
<br />average increase of 16%.
<br />The audience was reminded
<br />Mr. Stanley Tabor, 5709 DeVille Dr., referred to his letter to the Council
<br />dated May 25, 1978, in which he referred to an article in the Minneapolis Trfbune
<br />which indicated that his taxes on his house would have been $157 less had he
<br />lived in Shorewood, rather than in Edina.. Nr. Tabor was reminded that the issue
<br />at this meeting is whether the property has been properly assessed and that, if
<br />there is a difference, to show where the Assessor is wrong. Mr. Johnson said
<br />that tir. Tabor was referring to 1976, rather than 1977 figures and that the 1977 .
<br />were not yet available.
<br />labeled "Tax Court" which is a part of the 1977 study, but which uses more cur-
<br />rent sales than the study which will come from out through the Citizens' League
<br />for which he has been waiting.
<br />which is considerably lower than the 94.6% referred to by Mr. Tabor.
<br />Johnson also noted that the chart referred to "estimated market value", whereas
<br />the chart referred to by Mr. Tabor was for "limited market value".
<br />that the estimated-market value of Mr. Tabor's house was $126,000.
<br />Mr. Gerald Rauenhorst, 5151 Blake Road, wzs represented by Mr. George Connor,'who
<br />asked that Mr. Bauenhorst's objection to the market value of $448,600 be noted.
<br />Mr. Johnson referred to a chart provided by the State
<br />He noted that the ratio on "Tax Court" is 87%
<br />It was noted
<br />Hr. Keese L. Bevan, 6308 Chowen Ave. S., 'objected to the estimated market value
<br />of $57,900 on his property, advising that he believed 'that the proper value
<br />would be $52,100, based particularly on the fact that the house is in the Rich-
<br />field School District. The Assessor will inspect the property.
<br />Mrs. Henry Lemmerman, 7120 Glouchester Dr., objected to her estimated market
<br />value of $62,600, stating that she believed that the value should be $53,800.
<br />Mrs. Lemmerman said that they had paid $74,000 in December, 1977.
<br />will inspect the property.
<br />Mr. Craig Harringtbn, 7321 Corneli'a Drive, said that he objected to "equity",
<br />rather than the actual assessed valuation. .He contended that houses of new
<br />construction have a higher percentage of value than older houses.
<br />ton gave the Assessor ratio studies showing ratios lower on other properties
<br />than the ratio of $79;500 assessor's value to his own appraisal of $83,500.
<br />The Assessor
<br />Mr. Harring-
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<br />Mr. Albert S. Campbell, 7312 Glouchester Rd.,. objected to his markat value of
<br />$93,500, which, he claimed, was built for $76,000.
<br />ations of other similar properties,
<br />owning a newly constructed house.
<br />14r. Jeffrey Jonswold,
<br />rate than older houses. Nr. Jonswold said that he concurred with other property
<br />Mr. Johnson said that he would like to inspect the house again.
<br />Mr. Robertxerrif%eld, 6000 Kaymar Drive, had appeared and filled out a slip
<br />indicating his objections to the market value of $68,900 for his property.
<br />left before this property came up for discussion but had stated that he believed
<br />that the market value for his house should be $65,000 based on its proximity to
<br />Vernon Ave. and to the gas statian,
<br />>Ire George Fisher, 7000 Tupa Drive, objected to his estimated market value of
<br />should be reduced and cited other houses to prove his point. Mr. Fisher said
<br />that he would give copies of his 1f.L.S. offerings and sales to Nr. Johnson. Mr+
<br />He reviewed assessed valu-
<br />He claimed that he is being penalized for
<br />7320 Cornelia Dr,, objected to his market value of
<br />He complained that new construction is consistently valued at a higher
<br />. owners who had contended that Edina is out of line with other municipalities.
<br />He-said that he believed that the estimated value on his home
<br />invited-Mr. Fisher to stop^in the office and review the properties in