Open letter Assessor explains taxing procedure Dear Taxpayer: The assessment roll is nearly complete and tax notices will appear shortly. I would like to make you aware of what you can expect. In my last article I mentioned that I had appealed to the State Tax Commission for a lower factor. I feel it should be noted that it was information I was furnished by David Blood that may have made the difference. We made one appearance before the tax commission and then went back again with the information that Dave was able to provide to us. With that information the tax commission lowered the 12 percent order. It was agreed that commercial and agricultural land and buildings will remain the same as last year, however, residential land and buildings will be raised by 10 percent. Given no adjustment for mill levies that reducation amounts to $50,000 to $60,000 for the taxpayers of this county. Even with this reduction, the increase will be hard to take. If you dont like the increase, be aware of the dates and times for. the setting of mill levies. These levies will determine your tax bill. If the county, school districts and cities Audiff clen bill gives couirty of beilfb According to the independent checklist be developed and the audit firm, Hawkins, Borup, county clerk then take steps to inthe first year any value has been Cloward and Co. of Orem, Juab sure compliance in the future. placed on Brush Wellmans mine for County is in excellent financial Another area where improvement many years. health. The firm just recently was suggested, was in maintenance The other thing you should be finished auditing the countys books. of disposition records in the Sheriffs aware of is the dates for Cloward told Juab County Com- Department. Denton Alexander, equalization. When your tax notice missioners Clearly, in my opinion, who assisted with the county audit, arrives, it will have the total value of this county is on very strong some reported highway patrol ofyour piece of property. That is financial He said the audit ficers maintain disposition records footing. referring to todays value and you firm could only find small im- but said no is done. regular follow-ucan decide if it is fair or not. You to suggest to county We recommend that disposition provements may want to compare with someone employees. records be maintained, and that a elses property that has been sold, or The total budget for the county in policy of frequent follow-u- p be appraised and you can use that to 1983 was $8,856,884. .up $366,638 from established. compare to your property. If you 1982. Alexander also suggested the feel you have been over valued, In the firms comment letter, county treasurer prepare a bring your evidence to one of the which was reviewed with the tax control account and delinquent equalization meetings. Appraisals of commission, it was on the that first suggested Monday in January, sales comparisions are the best the make sure all time April, July and October, the county county evidence. If we do not satisfy you deadlines are met and formal afaudit the tax sale there you can appeal to the State fidavits are documented when records. Tax Commission for their conIt was recommended the county dealing with property tax statutory sideration. deadlines. of the Peace office reconcile Justice If you feel an appeal is in order, In addition, revenue sharing the cash in its checking account at come by my office and we will provide the public must the end of each month and submit discuss your value. Sometimes we regulations be notified within 30 days of the the record to the county auditors can save you a trip to an enactment of the countys budget, office. equalization meeting. that a copy is available for public One recommendation which Hope this helps, inspection. The county failed to surprised County Attorney Don Tom Fowkes comply with this requirement in Eyre, Jr., was the auditors Juab Counyssessor,.. 1983, said Cloward. He suggested a- suggestion that all mail be opened in p . clerk-audit- or - the auditors office, and the cash receipts listed daily prior to distributing the mail to individual offices. Commissioners were informed by Alexander that the county does not have enough fire insurance to adequately cover the hospital against fire hazard. The policy outlines maximum coverage of $1,000,000 for the building and for the contents with a $1,000 deductible clause. This is not sufficient coverage to replace either $150,000 the building structure or the equipment and other contents of the building, he said. Honolulu, Hawaii, if often known as the "Crossroads of the Pacific, because it is often the stopping point for ships and planes crossing the Pacific Ocean. The oldest recorded document on paper made from fibrous material was a deed of King Roger of Sicily, in the year 1102. The best diamonds are colored blue-whit- e. will make adjustments to their mill levies, they can get more money than last year and not increase your tax bill, because of additional value from state assessed properties. Utah Power and Light, Deseret Generation and Transmission, Martin Marietta, Coastal State Energy Corp. and Brush Wellman properties were valued nearly $6,000,000 higher than last year. That amounts to nearly 20 percent increase for the county, that should be enough to see some levy reductions. In the case of Tintic School Dist. their total value is nearly double that of last year. This makes reduction in their levy very likely. The only thing that could affect that reduction would be Brush Wellmans appeal. To those who watch these things, you should note that 1984 is Council adopts n ew budget Total budget for Eureka City was over $120, 000 for the coming fiscal year as passed at a public hearing by the Eureka City'Council June 27. Spending for the coming year includes $38,000 for contingent expenses, $51,000 to maintain and construct the water system; $2,000 to maintain the city hall and memorial building and $6,500 to open and repair streets and sidewalks. $700 has been set to construct and repair sewers and drains ; $19,500 for public safety, $1,400 for parks and property; $1,500 for public affairs and finance; $600 to audit the books and $900 for liquor control. balances $122,636.20. X for the coming year with expenses at June the Tintic High School cheerleaders went to Utah State to attend the 1984 USA Cheerleading Camp. They had three University fun days of cheering and dancing. The girls attended numerous rallies and evaluations. On the last night of camp, they all enjoyed a western On Revenue 27, barbecue. THS cheerleaders attending were: Tonya Evans, Tammie Ault, Melanie Schow, Paula Dean, Jennifer Carpenter and JaXeel Castleton.