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Department of Taxation and Finance

Real Property Tax Administration Committee

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Indigo Hotel, Latham 

  • Facilitator:  Alan Kresge    
  • Recorder:  Jim McGovern 
Item Results Lead Time
Get organized Review minutes from last meeting and finalize. Alan Kresge 1:00–1:05
Review action items.
Review agenda and make necessary changes.
Introduction Information sharing. Susan Savage 1:05–1:10
Budget update
New proposals in Governor's budget Information sharing. Joe Gerberg 1:10–2:10
Update for RPSV5 Discussion. Tim Maher 2:10–2:25
2016 Property tax freeze credits Information sharing. Tim Maher 2:25–2:40
Break 2:40–2:55
Recoup improper STAR benefits Information sharing. Tim Maher 2:55–3:15
Property class code for building shells Information sharing. Todd Wiley 3:15–3:25
Update on communication and next steps
Review of web resources and opportunities for improvement  Information sharing. Matt Trapasso and Laura Fallon 3:25–4:25
Wrap up Meeting review. Alan Kresge 4:25–4:30
Meeting feedback.

RPTAC members
Assessors County directors ORPTS
Todd Wiley (T. New Windsor) Jay Franklin (Tompkins) Tim Maher (STAR)
Roger Tibbetts (T. Adams) Tim Murphy (Monroe) Teresa Frank (Syracuse Regional Director)
Paul Smith (T. Marcy) Suzette Booy (Columbia) Joe Gerberg (Counsel’s Office)
Teri Ross (T. Queensbury) Tom Bloodgood (Schuyler) Susan Savage (Asst Dpty Commissioner)
Dennis Ketcham (T. Montgomery) Daniel Martonis (Cattaraugus)
Patrick Duffy (T. Manlius) Laura Van Valkenburg (Greene)
Alternate assessors Alternate county directors Alternate ORPTS members
Curtis Schoeberl (T. Shawangunk) Eric Axelsen (Dutchess)
Sue Otis (T. Malta-retired) Steve Harris (Chenango)

Active RPTAC teams and sub—committees
Equalization project team (sub—committee)
Assessors County directors ORPTS
Colleen Adamec (T. Greenwich) Sean Mathews (Rockland County) Tim Maher
Todd Wiley (T. New Windsor) Henry Schecher (Otsego County, Chair) Tom Pinto (North)
Edye McCarthy (T. Greenburgh) Mike Sabansky (Delaware County)
Curtis Schoeberl (T. Shawangunk) Dave Hamlin (Broome County)
Tom Donato (V. Lake Success) John Shoemaker (Niagara County)

Valuation issues and property class code team
Assessors County directors ORPTS
Patrick Duffy (T. of Manlius) Darren Colton (St Lawrence County) Steve Beals (Albany)
Josette Polzella, IAO (T. Ossining) Beth Sadlon (Herkimer County, Chair) Sheryl Klewicki (Melville)
Colleen Adamec (T. Greenwich) Martine Gonyo (Clinton County)  Julie Parker (North)
William Quick (Freemont) James Kirsch (Wyoming County) Russ Sugg (Batavia)
Michael Sommer (Denning and Wawarsing)

Sales processing team
Assessors County directors ORPTS
Larry Quinn (T. Arcadia) Kevin Andrews (Genesee County, Chair) Kim Manley
Christine Fusco (T. Clarence) Tim Murphy (Monroe County)
Kandace Wittmeyer (T. of Marilla, Elma, West Seneca and Bennington) Charli Lewis, Essex County
Tom Jackson, Ulster County

Public education subgroup
Assessors County directors ORPTS
Denise Trudell (T. Clayton, T. Montague, T. Osceola, T. Cape Vincent) Tom Bloodgood (Schuyler) Melanie Koch (Batavia)
Dave Marrano (T. Lancaster) Robin Johnson Meighan Reed (North)
Kandace Wittmeyer (T. of Marilla, Elma, West Seneca and Bennington)