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Department of Taxation and Finance

Real Property Tax Administration

Thursday, March 9, 2006, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm, and Friday, March 10, 2006, 8:30 am–12:00 pm

The Hampton Inn, 981 New Loudon Rd. (Rte. 9) Latham, New York 12047

  • Facilitator: Dave Leichenauer             
  • Recorder: Janice Heeran 
Agenda
Thursday, March 9, 2006
Item Results Lead Time
a. Get organized—what's new Minutes reviewed and approved. Dave Leichenauer 1:00–1:10
New topics identified.
Action items reviewed.
b. ORPS publications
Assessment appeals booklet Clear understanding of the distribution process for ORPS publications. Tom Frey 1:10–1:40
c. Cell towers
Short presentation  Deliver an overview of the process in—place.  Don Card and Matt Riordan 1:40–2:00
Information sharing Any comments and concerns are addressed.
d. Assessor concerns and issues Any comments and concerns are addressed. Dave Williams, Sally Cooney and Maureen Wetter 2:00–2:45
Backfilling retirees Possible action items and next steps. 
Reimbursement policy
NYC update 
Break 2:45–3:00
e. Budget breakdown
Where does ORPS get their funds? Information sharing. Steve King 3:00–3:10
Any comments and concerns are addressed.
f. Valuation discussion 
Valuation tools  In—depth discussion on the pros and cons of the current state of valuation in NY. Rick Hubner 3:10–4:40
The future of valuation in NYS Clear understanding of our future.
Possible action items and next steps.
g. First day wrap up Review action items. (names and timeframes)  Dave Leichenauer 4:40–5:00
How did we do? (feedback) Hand outs for Friday.
Friday, March 10, 2006
Item Results Lead Time
h. Get organized Agenda approved. Dave Leichenauer 8:30–8:35
i. Sub—group updates
Annual summary  Valuation issues—annual and update. Jeff Jordan, Tom Frey and Patrick Duffy 8:35–9:00
Update on team activities Training governance—annual and update.
Memberships and charges Property class code—annual, update and recommendation for new class code.
j. 2005–2006 grant program 
Re—cap of what's been happening Information sharing. JoAnn Whalen 9:00–9:20
Outline next steps.
k. Farm vacant land
Update RPTAC on efforts  Information sharing. Jeff Jordan, Dennis Jersey and Mark Twentyman 9:20–9:40
Any comments and concerns are addressed.
Outline next steps Possible action items and next steps.
l. Audit of sales patterns
Presentation with question and answer Bring RPTAC up to date on sales audit. Dave Williams 9:40–10:15
Break 10:15–10:30
m. Sales exclusions
Significant changes Review a few samples and come to an understanding on the process that's in place. J. Todd Wiley 10:30–11:00
n. ORPS website search engine 
Is there a way to search all of ORPS's website more efficiently? Information sharing. Tom Rutnik, Geoff Gloak and Dennis Jersey 11:00–11:15
Any comments and concerns are addressed.
possible action items and next steps.
o. ORPS marketing video 
View 10 minutes of new ORPS video Information sharing. Geoff Gloak 11:15–11:35
Question and answer if needed.
p. Meeting wrap up Review action items. (names and timeframes)  Dave Leichenauer 11:35–12:00
Next meeting—dates and location

RPTAC members
Assessors County directors ORPS
Cathy Conklin (T. Clarkstown) Valeria Coggin (Tompkins) Don DeWitt (Executive Director)
Patrick Duffy (T. Manlius) Caryn Kolts (Yates) Tom Bellard (Deputy 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) Dave Williams (RCSD)
J. Todd Wiley (T. New Windsor) Michael Swan (Warren) Tim Maher (CSS)
Alternate Assessors Alternate County Directors Alternate ORPS members
Lawrence Quinn (T. Arcadia) Jim Gonyo (Clinton) Don Card (SVS)
Curtis Schoeberl (T. Schwangunk) Nicholas Barber (Schenectady) Steve King (Fiscal)

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)
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