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Department of Taxation and Finance

Real Property Tax Administration

Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:00am–1:00pm; Clarion Hotel, 3 Watervliet Ave Ext., Albany, New York 12206

 Facilitator: Alan Kresge

Item Results Lead Time
a. Get organized and housekeeping 
Alan does housekeeping  Minutes reviewed and approved. Alan Kresge 8:00–8:15
Pass out meeting feedback forms Current agenda reviewed—new items.
Communication issue  Agenda related communication issues are captured—get input from Rick Hubner.
b. Commission on local government efficiency and competitiveness
County assessing pamphlet  Concerns shared and clarified. Don DeWitt, Jim O'Keeffe and John Clarkson 8:15–9:45
Information sharing on next steps.
c. SCAR hearing
ORPS staff will review procedures and discuss any RPTAC concerns  All comments and concerns are discussed.  Jim O'Keeffe and H.K. Lo 9:45–10:00
Next steps (if needed).
d. STAR 2007 rebate cycle
Outline interactions with tax and finance Current information shared and clarified. Tim Maher 10:00–10:15
Break 10:15–10:25
e. Legislative cycle update
ORPS staff will recap RPT activity from the recent legislative session RPTAC is brought up to date on RPT legislative activity for the current cycle. Paul Miller, Joe Gerberg and Jim O'Keeffe 10:25–11:00
2007 Agricultural assessment values Clarification on using assessment values.
f. Training governance committee RPTAC is brought up to date on the training governance committee's activities. Jim O'Keeffe and Tom Frey   11:00–11:20
Update on activities—proposed rules, course development and appointment letters Appointment letters shared with RPTAC.
g. RPTAC's public information effort
Activities since March session  RPTAC is brought up to date on outreach sub—group's activities. Dave Williams, Larry Quinn, Geoff Gloak, Carol Holley and Mike Swan   11:20–12:50
Spreadsheet with inventory of "tools" RPTAC explores and gets clarification on the "tools" outlined in the spreadsheet.
What does RPTAC need to do to get a marketing and communication plan in place? Marketing options explored.
What are the next steps for public info?  Next steps.
h. Meeting wrap up Review action items.
Next meeting is Sept. 6/7 @ the Clarion Hotel.
How did we do? (do a go-around, if needed)
Gather feedback forms

RPTAC members
Assessors County Directors ORPS
Cathy Conklin (T. Clarkstown) David Hastings (Oswego) Don DeWitt (Executive Director)
Patrick Duffy (T. Manlius) Caryn Kolts (Yates) Steve King (Deputy Executive Director)
Tom Frey (NYS Assessor's Association) Kathleen Myers (Dutchess) Jim O'Keeffe (Acting Counsel)
Rick Hubner (T. Warwick) John McCarey (Orange) Richard Harris (Director of Operations)
William Quick (T. Freemont) Carol Holley (Saratoga) Dave Williams (RCSD)
Lawrence Quinn (T. Arcadia) Michael Swan (Warren) Tim Maher (CSS)
Alternate Assessors Alternate County Directors Alternate ORPS Members
Curtis Schoeberl (T. Schwangunk) Jim Gonyo (Clinton) Dennis Jersey (ITS)
Timothy Sheares (Nassau County) Nicholas Barber (Schenectady) Tom Bellard (Central Valuation Unit)
Don Card (SVS)

Active RPTAC teams and sub—committees
Equalization project team (sub—committee)
Assessors County Directors ORPS
Walter Smead (T. Clifton Park) Paul Buckard (Sullivan) Jim O'Keeffe
J. Todd Wiley (T. New Windsor) Robert Diener (Wayne) Tim Maher
Edye McCarthy (T. Greenburgh) John Noto (Rockland) Pat Holland
Curtis Schoeberl (T. Shawangunk) Paul Warneck (Jefferson) Tom Pinto (North)
Tom Frey (NYS Assessor's Assoc)
Denise Trudell (T. Orleans)

Valuation issues team
Assessors County Directors ORPS
Mario Arevalo (C. Oneonta) Mary Baush (Franklin) Bob Aiken
Rosalie Fahey (T. Glenville) Jim Gonyo (Clinton) Matt Riordan
Edye McCarthy (T. Greenburgh) Dave Hastings (Oswego) Tara Hoffman (Newburgh)
Colleen Adamec (T. Greenwich) George Michaud (Putnam) Sheryl 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) Kathleen Myers (Dutchess) Dave Shanley
Patrick Duffy (T. Manlius) Jim Haskell
Peter Galarneau (C. Lockport)