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Department of Taxation and Finance

Real Property Tax Administration

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm and Friday, January 18, 2008, 8:30 am–11:30 am

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

  • Facilitator: Alan Kresge
  • Recorder: TBD
Thursday, January 17
Topic Desired outcome Lead Time
  • Get organized,
  • What's new,
  • Review action items
  1. Introduce new Executive Director
  2. Minutes reviewed and approved
  3. Review agenda and make necessary changes
  4. Action Items clarified & brought up-to-date
Alan Kresge 1:00–1:10 (10 min.)

a. Leadership updates:

Budget update (if available)

  1. Information sharing
  2. Next steps
Lee Kyriacou, Steve King 1:10–1:20 (10 min.)

b. Trade secrets

Utility Reporting/FOIL

  1. Information sharing
  2. Discussion, next steps
Jim O'Keeffe 1:20–1:30 (10 min.)

c. Ethics course

Who is doing training? Assessors / ORPS

  1. RPTAC is brought up-to-date on activity
  2. Discussion, next steps
Rick Hubner 1:30–2:00 (30 min.)

d. Real Property Tax Reform

2007-08 Centralized Property Tax Administration Program

  1. Information Sharing
  2. Discussion, next steps
Lee Kyriacou 2:00–3:30 (90 min.)
Break 3:30–3:45 (15 min.)

e. Future of RPTAC

  • What are our objectives?
  • How can we be most effective?
  1. Discussion
  2. Next Steps

Lee Kyriacou, Mike Swan, Rick Hubner

3:45–4:45 (60 min.)
1st day wrap-up
  1. Review action items (add names & timeframes)
  2. Meeting feedback, Friday hand-outs
Alan Kresge 4:45–5:00 (15 min.)
Friday, January 18
Topic Desired outcome Lead Time
Get organized
  1. Housekeeping: Recap of Thursday's agenda
  2. Clarify Thursday's action items (if needed)
Alan Kresge 8:30–8:45 (15 min.)
g. Middle-class STAR rebate program
  1. RPTAC is brought up-to-date on program
  2. Discussion, next steps
Tim Maher 8:45–9:10 (25 min.)

h. Sub-group activity updates

Five Sub-groups (Eq. Project Team, Valuation Issues Team, Sales Processing Team and Public Education Sub-group) report out

  1. RPTAC brought up-to-date on sub-groups
  2. Discussion, next steps
Tim Maher, Steve Beals, Dave Shanley, Geoff Gloak, Mary Ilacqua 9:10–10:00 (50 min.)
Break 10:00–10:15 (15 min.)

i. Agricultural issues

Cornell Study

  1. Information sharing
  2. Discussion, next steps
Mark Twentyman 10:15–10:30 (15 min.)
j. Volume 6: Assessor Manual
  1. Information sharing
  2. Discussion/next steps
Tom Bellard 10:30–11:45 (15 min.)

k. Legislative update

Senior citizen exemption / simplify definition of income

  1. Information sharing
  2. Discussion, next steps
Paul Miller, Joe Gerberg 10:45–10:55 (10 min.)

l. Other issues

Warren Co. Hydro Court Settlement

  1. Information Sharing
  2. Discussion/next steps
All 10:55–11:15 (20 min.)
Meeting wrap-up
  1. Review action items, member responsibilities
  2. Next meeting: Date and location
  3. How did we do? (feedback, comment form)
Alan Kresge 11:15–11:30 (15 min.)

RPTAC members
Assessors County Directors ORPS
Cathy Conklin (T. Clarkstown) David Hastings (Oswego) Lee Kyriacou (Executive Director)
Timothy Sheares (Nassau County) David Jackson (Westchester) Steve King (Deputy Executive Director)
Tom Frey (NYS Assessor's Association) Kathleen Myers (Dutchess) Jim O'Keeffe (Acting Counsel)
Rick Hubner (T. Warwick) Robin Johnson (Ontario) 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
Peggy Jenkins (Town of Moreau) Jim Gonyo (Clinton) Dennis Jersey (ITS)
Curtis Schoeberl (T. Schwangunk) Nicholas Barber (Schenectady) Tom Bellard (Central Valuation Unit)
Don Card (SVS)

Active RPTAC teams, sub-committees

Equalization project team (sub-committee)
Assessors County Directors ORPS
Walter Smead (T. Clifton Park) John Noto (Rockland) Hung Kay Lo
J. Todd Wiley (T. New Windsor) Lynda Levine (Sullivan) Tim Maher
Edye McCarthy (T. Greenburgh) Frank Curtis (Rensselaer) Pat Holland
Curtis Schoeberl (T. Shawangunk) Rick Dean (Wyoming) Tom Pinto (North)
Tom Frey (NYS Assessor's Assoc) Mike Sabansky (Delaware)
Denise Trudell (T. Orleans)

Valuation issues team
Assessors County Directors ORPS
Mario Arevalo (C. Oneonta) Valeria Coggin (Tompkins) Steve Beals
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) Tim Murphy (Monroe) Tim Maher
Eileen Kelly (T. Goshen) Jay Franklin (Tompkins) Kim Manley
Christine Fusco (T. Lancaster) Karen Carney (Onondaga) Mary Ilacqua (Syracuse)


Public education subgroup
Assessors County Directors ORPS
Randy Holcomb (C. Jamestown, T. Busti, T. Carroll, T. Chautauqua, T. Ellery, T. Kiantone, T. North Harmony, T. Harmony) Tom Bloodgood (Schuyler/Chemung) Geoff Gloak
Denise Trudell (T. Clayton, T. Montague, T. Albion, T. Osceola, T. Orleans Jane Powers (St. Lawrence) Patti Valvo (Batavia)
Mary Ilacqua (Syracuse)


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)