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Department of Taxation and Finance

Real Property Tax Administration Committee

Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm, and Thursday, September 29, 2005, 8:30 am–12:30 pm

Clarion Hotel, 3 Watervliet Ave. Ext. Albany, New York 12206

  • Facilitator: Tom Rutnik and Dave Leichenauer                
  • Recorder: Janice Heeran
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Item Results Lead Time
a. Get organized Minutes approved—new topics identified. T Rutnik and Dave Leichenauer 1:00–1:10
New members introduced.
b. Assessment notification team
Team presents their results RPTAC endorses team proposal. Teresa Frank 1:10–2:15
Next steps RPTAC defines next steps for introducing legislation. (the best way to get this done)
c. Current issues
Fulton County  Information shared—action items. Tom Griffen and RPTAC 2:15–2:45
Town of West Seneca
Town of Greece 
Break 2:45–3:00
d. E—government survey
Action items 11, 12, and 13  Finalize the findings for the survey.  Caryn Kolts, Rick Hubner and Tom Rutnik 3:00–3:30
How to share results with assessing community  Determine vehicle for distributing survey results.
Next steps for survey Determine more uses for the survey results.
e. Knowledge sharing
Sub—group reports out on their next steps Sub—group reports out.  Valeria Coggin and Patrick Duffy 3:30–4:00
Committee endorses next steps
f. First day wrap up Review of action items and decisions. Dave Leichenauer 4:00–4:30
Make adjustments to Thursday's agenda.
Hand—out for Thursday.
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Item Results Lead Time
g. Get organized Agenda adjusted. Dave Leichenauer 8:30–8:35
h. Data warehouse exercise
Present results from WebBoard survey  Full understanding of data warehouse usage by ORPS, town level and county level.  Dave Leichenauer and Bob Gawrelski 8:35–9:45
Discussion on user needs Identify the needs of data warehouse users.
Identify improvement opportunities Propose improvement opportunities for the data warehouse.
Break 9:45–10:00
i. RPTAC sub—committee teams
Sales processing team 5217 update. Tim Maher 10:00–10:45
Valuation issues team Commercial trending improvement opportunities.  Jeff Jordan and Bob Gawrelski
j. STAR funding 
Discuss the distribution schedule for STAR funding Committee has a clear understanding of the distribution schedule for this cycle's STAR funding. Tim Maher 10:45–11:00
k. 2005 grant program 
Deliver an overview of the program Committee is brought up to date on how the 2005–2006 grant program will work. Dick Harris and JoAnn Whalen 11:00–11:30
l. State aid form and assessor training
New York City Identify needs and plans. Jim O'Keeffe 11:30–12:00
Acceptance of the state aid form.
m. Meeting wrap up Review of action items and decisions.  T. Rutnik and Dave Leichenauer 12:00–12:15
Next meeting agenda items defined.

RPTAC members
Assessors County directors ORPS

Cathy Conklin (T. Clarkstown)

Valeria Coggin (Tompkins)

Tom Bellard (Deputy Executive Director)

Patrick Duffy (T. Manlius)

Caryn Kolts (Yates)

Tom Griffen (Executive Director)

Tom Frey (NYS Assessor's Association)

Kathleen Myers (Dutchess)

Dennis Jersey (ITS)

Rick Hubner (T. Warwick)

John McCarey (Orange)

Rich Sinnott (Chief Counsel)

William Quick (T. Freemont)

Carol Holley (Saratoga)

JoAnn Whalen (SIO)

J. Todd Wiley (T. New Windsor)

Michael Swan (Warren)

John Wolham (Regional Manager, Newburgh)

Alternative assessors Alternative county directors

Lawrence Quinn (T. Arcadia)

Jim Gonyo (Clinton)

Curtis Schoeberl (T. Schwangunk)

Nicholas Barber (Schenectady)

Active RPTAC teams and sub—committees
Equalization project team (sub—committee)
Assessors County directors ORPS

Walter Smead (T. Clifton Park)

Thomas Bloodgood (Schuyler)

Jim O'Keeffe

Dave Briggs (6 munis)

Paul Burchard (Sullivan)

Tim Maher

Edye McCarthy (C. White Plains)

Barry Miller (Essex)

Pat Holland

Curtis Schoeberl (T. Shawangunk)

Robert Diener (Wayne)

Tom Pinto (North)

Roger Tibbetts (3 towns Jefferson, 1 town Lewis)

J. Todd Wiley (T. New Windsor)

Tom Frey (NYS Assessor's Assoc)

Valuation issues team
Assessors County directors ORPS

Mario Arevalo (C. Oneonta)

Mary Baush (Franklin)

Jeff Jordan

Rosalie Fahey (T. Glenville)

Jim Gonyo (Clinton)

Matt Riordan

Edye McCarthy (C. White Plains)

Dave Hastings (Oswego)

Tara Hoffman (Newburgh)

Walter Smead (T. Clifton Park)

George Michaud (Putnam)

Cheryl Klewicki (Melville)

Sales processing team
Assessors County directors ORPS

Larry Quinn (T. Arcadia)

Bill Budde (Niagara)

Tim Maher

Eileen Kelly (T. Goshen)

Jay Franklin (Tompkins)

Kim Manley

Christine Fusco (T. Lancaster)

Karen Carney (Onondaga)

Mary Ilacqua (Syracuse)

Assessment notification team
Assessors County directors ORPS

Brad Brennen (T. Salina)

Dave Hastings (Oswego)

Teresa Frank (Syracuse)

Peggy Jenkins (T. Moreau)

Tom Bloodgood (Schuyler/Chemung)

Geoff Gloak

Sue Otis (T. Malta)

Jim Gonyo (Clinton)

Patti Valvo (Batavia)

Catherine DeFelice (T. Saratoga)

Robin Johnson (Ontario)
Alternate: Caryn Kolts (Yates)

Robert Zandri

Property class code team
Assessors County directors ORPS

Sue Otis (T. Malta)

Dave Shanley

Patrick Duffy (T. Manlius)

Jim Haskell

Peter Galarneau (Fulton Co. Multiple Towns)