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Department of Taxation and Finance

Real Property Tax Administration Committee

Thursday, December 8, 2005, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm, and Friday, December 9, 2005, 8:30 am–12:00 pm

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

  •  Facilitator: Dave Leichenauer         
  •  Recorder: Janice Heeran
Thursday, December 8, 2005 
Item Results Lead Time
a. Get organized—what's new Minutes approved—new topics identified. Dave Leichenauer 2:00–2:15
Action Items from September meeting reviewed.
b. RPTAC membership 
ORPS Leadership RPTAC is introduced to the new executive director of ORPS. Tom Bellard and Don DeWitt 2:15–2:40
ORPS RPTAC members ORPS membership on RPTAC and sub—groups for 2006.
Sub–group membership  
c. 2005–2006 grant program
Program update  RPTAC brought up to date on the grant program. JoAnn Whalen 2:40–3:00
Regional visits
Promote involvement
Break 3:00–3:20
d. Annual re—assessment symposium 
Re—cap of events RPTAC is briefed on symposium events, an overview of the agenda, the number of attendees and their feedback. John Wolham 3:20–3:45
Questionnaire responses
e. Valuation Issues Team
End of year update RPTAC provides feedback to sub—group. Jeff Jordan and Mark Twentyman 3:45–4:15
Farm VFF memo (Harry Baldwin) Clearer understanding of the problems trying to value farms.
Discussion on farms issues Resource barriers and possible next steps.
f. First day wrap up Review of action items and decisions.  Dave Leichenauer 4:15–4:30
Make adjustments to Friday's agenda.
Friday, December 9, 2005
Item Results Lead Time
g. Get organized Agenda adjusted. Dave Leichenauer 8:30–8:35
h. Sales processing team
End of year update RPTAC provides feedback to sub—group. Kim Manley 8:35–9:05
Warren co. pilot project (OCR) Clear understanding of short term and long term goals. 
Next steps
i. Equalization project team 
End of year update RPTAC provides feedback to sub—group. Jim O'Keeffe 9:05–9:35
Current issues Clear understanding of short term and long term goals.
j. Bank codes
RPTAC next steps RPTAC determines if there are any next steps for this issue. John McCarey 9:35–10:00
Break 10:00–10:20
k. SVS special franchise legislation 
Information sharing RPTAC is briefed on the legislative change relating to the delivery of special franchise values. Rich Keil 10:20–10:50
Discussion and questions and answers if needed
l. 2006 RPTAC meeting schedule 
Set dates and locations Determine dates and locations for future RPTAC meeting. Dave Leichenauer 10:50–11:10
m. 2006 agenda items 
Brainstorm potential RPTAC topics Generate a list of potential topics for RPTAC's 2006 agenda. Dave Leichenauer 11:10–11:30
n. Meeting wrap up Review of action items and decisions. 
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) Dennis Jersey (ITS)
Tom Frey (NYS Assessor's Association) Kathleen Myers (Dutchess) Rich Sinnott (Chief Counsel)
Rick Hubner (T. Warwick) John McCarey (Orange) JoAnn Whalen (SIO)
William Quick (T. Freemont) Carol Holley (Saratoga) John Wolham (Regional Manager, Newburgh)
J. Todd Wiley (T. New Windsor) Michael Swan (Warren)
Alternate assessors Alternate 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 and 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 and 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. and multiple towns)