LAKE COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD
OCTOBER 17, 2006
The Lake County Value Adjustment Board met for an organizational meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 2006, at 8:30 a.m., in the Board of County Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Lake County Administration Building, Tavares, Florida. The following members were present: Commissioners Catherine C. Hanson, Chairman; Welton G. Cadwell; and Debbie Stivender; School Board Members Jimmy Conner; and Scott Strong. Others present were: Sanford A. “Sandy” Minkoff, County Attorney; Kimberly Williams, Assistant County Attorney; and Toni M. Riggs, Deputy Clerk.
Commr. Hanson opened the meeting and noted that a quorum was present.
UPDATE ON PROCEDURES – INTERIM TAX ROLL
Mr. Sandy Minkoff, County Attorney, explained that, because of the new process, and the notices that are required, it is impossible to finish the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) proceedings in time to get the tax roll certified for November. The Tax Collector has written a letter to the Board of County Commissioners asking for an interim tax roll approval and it is scheduled or has been approved already by the Board; hopefully they can do the final certification some time in January just as they did last year.
On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Mr. Conner and carried unanimously, the VAB approved to collect filing fees, pursuant to Florida Statutes, for all petitions except for homesteads filed on time.
On a motion by Mr. Conner, seconded by Commr. Cadwell and carried unanimously, the VAB approved to advertise the following hearing dates:
Exemptions – Mort Aulls, Special Magistrate
October 23, 2006
October 26, 2006
November 15, 2006
Valuations – David Taylor, Special Magristrate
November 17, 2006
December 20, 2006
December 22, 2006
PROCEDURE FOR REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Mr. Minkoff reviewed the process that was followed last year, to make sure that the VAB wanted to follow the same procedures when notifying property owners of the special magistrates’ reports and recommendations.
On a motion by Commr. Cadwell, seconded by Mr. Conner and carried unanimously, the VAB approved the procedure to notify property owners that, if they wish to raise an objection to the recommendations in the report from the special magistrate, they may submit their comments in writing only; no oral argument will be taken at the VAB meeting when the VAB takes final action on the recommendations.
There being no further business to be brought forth to the VAB, the meeting was recessed at 8:40 a.m., until some time in January, 2007, to be advertised.
CATHERINE C. HANSON, CHAIRMAN
JAMES C. WATKINS, CLERK