Five area property owners won their appeals as the Schuylkill County Assessment Appeals Board reduced the assessment on their properties for the 2010 tax period following hearings held in the Schuylkill County Courthouse.

Thomas Rockwell, 239 Mauch Chunk St., Tamaqua, had the market value reduced from $48,080 to $18,360 and the assessment from $24,040 to $9,180, a decrease of $14,860 in assessment.

Ruben and Lillian Ortiz, 30 Hartung Lane, Barnesville, on property at 250 Columbia St., Tamaqua, had the market value reduced from $53,330 to $18,760 and assessment from $17,065 to $5,245, a decrease of $11,820 in assessment.

Mark and Kelly Dirzulaitis, 45 Miner St., Coaldale, had the market value reduced from $34,130 to $10,490 and assessment from $17,065 to $5,245, a decrease of $11,820 in assessment.

Michael J. Scott, 2137 Sunny Road, New Ringgold, on the property at 412 Washington St., Tamaqua, had the market value reduced from $62,100 to $12,770 and assessment from $31,050 to $6,385, a decrease of $24,665 in assessment.

Paul Eggerling, 11 Audrey Lane, Jim Thorpe, on property at 158 1/2 Spruce St., Tamaqua, had the market value reduced from $27,230 to $12,090 and assessment from $13,660 to $6,9095, a decrease of $7,618 in assessment and on property at 451 Arlington St., Tamaqua, had the market value reduced from $29,770 to $15,160 and the assessment from $14,885 to $7,580, a decrease of $7,305 in assessment.

On a service station property owned by PAS Real Estate Inc., Blakeslee, located at 1320 Morea Road, Mahanoy Township, the board ruled no change and retained the market value at $373,000 and assessment at $186,500.

Blue Mountain Appeals

Blue Mountain School District, in its fourth appearance before the appeals board this month, won appeals on 22 properties and added $472,519 to its district assessment totals. To date on 117 appeals it increased the district' s assessment by $2,4441,790 for 2010 tax period.

Rulings on recent appeals were as follows:

Peter Redmond, 75 Ricks Road, New Ringgold, market value increased from $152,060 to $219,450 and assessment from $76,030 to $109,725, an increase of $32,695 in assessment.

Michael C. and Gareth M. Houk, 1197 Chestnut Road, Orwigsburg, market value increased from $102,050 to $219,450 and assessment from $76,030 to $109,725, an increase of $32,695 in assessment.

Michael F. Grigalonis, 116 Schuylkill St,, Cressona, market value increased from $49,640 to $89,380 and assessment from $24,820 to $44,690, an increase of $19,870 in assessment.

Edward R. Jansson, 2701 Village Road, Orwigsburg, market value increased from $60,420 to $83,790 and assessment from $30,210 to $41,895, an increasse of $11,685 in assessment.

Nathaniel Decker and Dawn Hrte, 2045 Faoir Road, Summit Station, market value increased from $79,610 to $106,140 and assessment from $39,805 to $53,070, an increasse of $13,260 in assessment.

Brett D. Fulk, 206 Village Road, Orwigsburg, market value increased from $14,330 to $150,500 and assessment from $7,165 to $75,250, an increase of $68,085 in assessment.

Rodney J. Cimbalesta, 501 Red Church Road, Auburn, market value increased from $131,760 to $197,500 and assessment from $60,880 to $98,750, an increase of $37,870 in assessment.

Michelle L. Huneke, 207 N. Wayne St., Orwigsburg, market value increased from $49,130 to $75,810 and assessment from $24,565 to $37,905, an increase of $13,340 in assessment.

James U. and Debra L. Todd Jr., 74 Papoose Drive,. Auburn, market value increased from $126,740 to $155,610 and assessment from $63,370 to $77,805, an increase of $14,435 in assessment.

Frank A. and Rosalie Rogers, 4503 Brookside Court, Orwigsburg, market value increased from $103,360 to $137,980 and assessment from $51,688 to $68,990, an increase of $17,310 in assessment.

Thomas J. and Brenda Schuller, 109 Albert Blvd., Pottsville, on property at 43 Hughes St., New Ringgold, market value increased from $87,740 to $135,580 and assessment from $43,870 to $67,790, an increase of $23,920 in assessment.

John and Nancy A. Eckert, 298 Hickory Drive, Auburn, market value increased from $64,080 to $105,260 and assessment from $32,040 to $53,630, an increase of $20,590 in assessment.

Gerald and Gloria Hooper, 1160 Custer Drive, Auburn, market value increased from $77,030 to $83,790 and assessment from $38,515 to $41,895, an increase of $3,380 in assessment.

Nicole and Jamie Campbell, 405 Ridge Road, Orwigsburg, market value increased from $110,240 to $213,800 and assessment from $95,120 to $106,930, an increase of $10,810 in assessment.

Andrew J. Hoysock, 1742 Tall Oaks Road, Orwigsburg, market value increased from $150,940 to $187,530 and assessment from $75,470 to $93,765, an increase of $18,295 in assessment.

James and Amy Moran, 1000 Long Run Road, Orwigsburg, market value increased from $132,670 to $157,206 and assessment from $66,335 to $78,603, an increase of $12,270 in assessment.

Dave and Melissa Mehle, 2488 Papoose Drive, Auburn, market value increased from $129,280 to $168,380 and assessment from $64,640 to $84,190, an increase of $19,550 in assessment.

Merle Z. Eberly, Morgantown, on 25 acre tract on north side of Long Run Road, Wayne Township, market value increased from $32,060 to $73,020 and assessment from $16,030 to $36,510, an increase of $20,480 in assessment.

Michael and Stephanie Moyer, 142 Navajo Drive, Auburn, market value increased from $106,500 to $135,660 and assessment from $53,250 to $67,830, an increase of $14,580 in assessment.

Amanda L. Wychunas, 613 Willow Road, Orwigsburg, market value increased from $79,300 to $99,670 and assessment from $39,650 to $49,835, an increase of $10,185 in assessment.

John and Jennifer Michael, 9 Jack and Jill Drive, North Manheim Township, market value increased from $143,980 to $163,590 and assessment from $71,998 to $81,795, an increase of $9,805 in assessment.

Eric M. and Tracy Mika, 1726 Breckenridge Road, Orwigsburg, market value increased from $297,940 to $323,190 and assessment from $148,970 to $161,595, an increase of $12,625 in assessment.

Schuylkill Haven appeals

Schuylkill Haven Area School District won appeals on 37 properties to increase the assessment for the 2010 tax year by $513,520.